Mayerling ballet. Music by Franz Liszt as arranged and adapted by John Lanchbery. Choreography of Kenneth MacMillan performed 2018 at the Royal Opera House. Stars Steven McRae (Crown Prince Rudolf), Sarah Lamb (Baroness Mary Vetsera), Meghan Grace Hinkis (Princess Stephanie), Gary Avis (Emperor Franz Josef), Kristen McNally (Empress Elisabeth), Laura Morera (Baroness Marie Larisch), Elizabeth McGorian (Baroness Helena Vetsera), James Hay (Bratfisch), Mayara Magri (Mitzi Caspar), Nehemiah Kish (Colonel ‘Bay’ Middleton), Catherine Carby (Katherina Schratt) and other artists of the Royal Ballet. Koen Kessels conducts the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House (Concert Master Vasko Vassilev). Designs by Nicholas Georgiadis; lighting design by John B. Read. Directed for TV by Ross MacGibbon. Released 2019, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: NA

This is, of course, the same production that we reviewed in great detail years ago with Ed Watson as Prince Rudolf and Mara Galeazzi as Mary Vetsera. See our review of that famous performance for more details.

Here is a clip from the Royal Opera House: