Wednesday 07 November 2018 to Sunday 11 November 2018
Kino Arena Cinemas in Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Pleven, Stara Zagora and Smolyan

Dangerous desires, family secrets and political intrigues twist through every moment of daring choreography in Kenneth MacMillan's ballet inspired by true events.

The 2018/19 Royal Opera House cinema season will open with the moving Mayerling ballet production, choreographed by Kenneth MacMillan. 

Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary is emotionally unstable and haunted by his obsession with death. He is forced to marry Princess Stephanie. Soon afterwards his former lover Marie Larisch introduces him to a new mistress, Mary Vetsera, a young woman who shares his morbid fascination.

Mayerling is based on the true story of the deaths of Crown Prince Rudolf and his teenage mistress Mary Vetsera in 1889. This dark and intense ballet was created for The Royal Ballet in 1978 and is regarded by many as among Kenneth MacMillan's finest works. Orchestrated and arranged by John Lanchbery, the music of Franz Liszt sweeps the story to its intense conclusion, and sumptuous designs by Nicholas Georgiadis bring to life the formal, oppressive world of the Austro-Hungarian court. 

Screenings n Bulgaria

  • 7 November, 19.00
  • 10 November, 18.00
  • 11 November, 16.00

Check out the website of Arena Cinemas for the programme in each city. 

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Ballet, Music, Performance
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Arts on Screen, What's on