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Mayerling

Stuttgart Ballet Stuttgart Stage

“A greatly talented choreographer is taking risks,” wrote dance critic Arlene Croce of Kenneth MacMillan and his 1978 ballet Mayerling. A three-act study of royal privilege and pathology, with not two or three pas de deux, but seven, Mayerling tells the story of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary, who ended it all in a hunting lodge, in a suicide pact with his mistress, Mary Vetsera. The Stuttgart has mounted a new production with cooly monochromatic sets and costumes by Jürgen Rose. —L.J.

Similar events around the world: Mayerling, sets and costumes by Nicholas Georgiadis, Paris Opera Ballet, Palais Garnier (May 12–20, 2020).

Mayerling was featured in the July 27, 2019 issue of Air Mail. Read on

Stuttgart Ballet Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart, Germany
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