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Kemnneth Macmillan's ballet Meyerling returns to the Royal Opera House in London for a strictly limited season this autumn.

The Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary, Rudolf is being forced to marry Princess Stephanie against his will. His former lover Marie Larisch manages to find him a young new mistress, Mary Vetsera – who is equally emotionally unstable as he is and shares his obsession with death.

Mary and Rudolf meet at a hunting lodge called Mayerling. They make love. He shoots her, and then kills himself. In their desperation the royal family covers up the tragedy.

This powerful opera is based on the true story of the deaths in 1889 of Crown Prince Rudolf and his mistress Mary Vetsera and was created in 1978 for The Royal Ballet and regarded by many as possibly Kenneth MacMillan's finest work. Both arranged and orchestrated by John Lanchbery, Franz Liszt's music accompanies the intense story to its conclusion bringing brilliantly to life the formal and oppressive world of the Austro-Hungarian court.

Royal Opera House


Bow Street, London, WC2E 9DD

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  • Nearest Tube: Covent Garden
  • Tube Lines: Piccadilly
  •  Directions from nearest tube: 


    (3 mins) The Royal Opera House is off Covent Garden piazza, which is visible from the tube station exit. There is a revolving door entrance at the piazza.


  • Railway Station: Charing Cross
  • Bus Numbers: (Aldwych) RV1, 6, 11, 13, 23, 59, 68, 87, 171, 172, 188, X68
  • Night Bus Numbers: (Aldwych) 6, 23, 188, N11, N13, N26, N47, N68, N87, N89, N155, N171, N551
  • Car Park: Drury Lane, Parker Street (7mins)
  • Within Congestion Zone: Yes

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