The Royal Ballet returns to The Music Center with Mayerling, a tale of dangerous desires, family secrets and political intrigue.
The Royal Ballet returns to The Music Center for the first time in more than 20 years with its production of Mayerling. A tale of dangerous desires, family secrets and political intrigue, Mayerling is based on the true story of the 1889 deaths of Austro-Hungarian Prince Rudolf and his teenage mistress Mary Vetsera. Set in the brilliant backdrop of the Viennese palace, the performance brings to life the incident that shook the royal courts of the 19th century. Accompanied by live orchestra, this dark ballet was first created by Kenneth MacMillan in 1978.
MacMillan’s large-scale crowd and court scenes present the entire company at its dramatic finest. According to The Spectator, one can expect ”Intelligence, nuance and white-hot energy” in Mayerling, the 20th century masterpiece that The Daily Telegraph described as ”the Hamlet of ballet.” In the words of The Financial Times, “The Royal Ballet is at its finest in Kenneth MacMillan’s dance drama.”
Presenter / Producer: The Royal Ballet
Dance > Ballet
Event Phone: 213-972-0711
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90012
LA - Central / Downtown
Performance Dates: 7/5/2019 - 7/7/2019
July 5, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
July 6, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
July 7, 2019 | 2:00 p.m.
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