The Royal Ballet returns to The Music Center with Mayerling, a tale of dangerous desires, family secrets and political intrigue. Based on the true story of the deaths in 1889 of Austro-Hungarian Crown Prince Rudolf and his teenage mistress Mary Vetsera, and set in the brilliant backdrop of the Viennese palace, Mayerling brings to life the vividly absorbing incident that shook the royal courts of the 19th century. This dark and intense ballet with live orchestra was first created for The Royal Ballet by Kenneth MacMillan in 1978 and is regarded by many as among MacMillan’s finest works.
Jul 5 - Jul 7, 2019
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion