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with John Lanchbery's sumptuous scoring of music by Franz Liszt.
The dramatic soundscape is matched by MacMillan's penetrating interpretation of the events surrounding
the double suicide of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary and his young mistress,
Mary Vetsera, at Mayerling in January 1889.
Crown Prince Rudolf: Irek Mukhamedov
Baroness Mary Vetsera: Viviana Durante
Mitzi Caspar: Darcey Bussell
Countess Marie Larisch: Lesley Collier
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
The Royal Ballet
Kenneth MacMillan, choreographer
Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London on 1 and 5 February 1994.