Mayerling film Product Information
Mayerling movie was released Apr 27, 2010 by the BBC/Opus Arte studio. Edward Watson, Mara Galeazzi, and Sarah Lamb perform with members of the Royal Ballet to this Kenneth MacMillan ballet with music by Liszt, conducted by Barry Wordworth.
Mayerling review Product Description
Kenneth MacMillan authored and choreographed the 1978 ballet Mayerling, which serves as the basis of this 2009 stage production by Britain's Royal Ballet ensemble. Mayerling movie The work itself (which was universally acclaimed from its debut) depicts the final years of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, Hungary and Bohemia (1858-1889), a young man trapped in a deathly spiral of homicide, drugs and political conspiracy that ended in his own suicide pact with his teenage mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera. ...See Full Description
Mayerling movie Customer Reviews
Mayerling film This DVD compares very favourably with the earlier version starring Irek Mukhamedov, Viviana Durante and Leslie Collier. Mayerling review It has the advantage of better picture quality than its earlier counterpart. The dancing is of the high quality that you would expect from the Royal Ballet and the brown/gold/burgundy palette of the lavish costumes and decor creates a perfect ambience. I missed the explanatory notes that made the storyline earlier version so much easier to follow, but on the other hand this version had some very interesting DVD "extras", especially Jonathan Cope coaching Edward Watson and Mara Galeazzi through their pas de deux in the final act. As well as being a great dancer, Edward Watson is an excellent actor and really draws the audience into his drug-crazed obsessional behaviour. The role of Rudolf is very demanding - seven very strenuous and emotional pas de deux with six different ballerinas in the space of less than two hours is a physical and mental tour de force.
By Cath8rine (Melbourne, Australia)
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Mayerling video Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||8152916|
|Studio||BBC / Opus Arte|
|Release Date||Apr 27, 2010|
|Running Time||259 Minutes|
Mayerling DVD Features
Blu-ray Disc Features:
Note: Cast gallery
Prinicples in rehearsal - a feature by Ballet Boyz producutions
DTS HD Master Audio
Subtitles - French, German, Spanish
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