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Anyone know if it is around, or available? Probably not. Apparently it is a documentary of the choreographer's process of creating "Mayerling." It won a Prix Italia in 1978. But, I am sure it is only archived at the Royal, or???

Would be interesting to see!

(Got this info from "Different Drummer" by Jann Perry) Almost finished! :bow:

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here are the MAYERLING vids listed in the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

to the best of my knowledge the documentary was telecast but not released commercially.

the performance was released by Kultur on videocassette. (i'm not sure if it was re-released on DVD.)

Mayerling [videorecording] / produced and directed by Derek Bailey ; choreography by Kenneth MacMillan ; music by Franz Liszt, arranged and orchestrated by John Lanchbery ; libretto by Gillian Freeman. U.K. : London Weekend Television, 1978.

videocassette (123 min.) : sd., col.

Performed by the Royal Ballet, with David Wall (Crown Prince Rudolf), Lynn Seymour (Mary Vetsera), Wendy Ellis (Princess Stephanie), Michael Somes (Franz Josef), Georgina Parkinson (Elizabeth), Merle Park (Marie Larisch), and Gerd Larsen (Helen Vetsera).

Scenery and costumes: Nicholas Georgiadis.

A South Bank Show special in four parts presented on London Weekend Television. Videotaped at the Royal Ballet studios and in performance at Covent Garden.

Documentary-style presentation on the creation of the ballet. Rehearsal and performance excerpts are interspersed throughout. Includes discussion by Kenneth MacMillan, Clement Crisp, John Lanchbery, Gillian Freeman, and others

Mayerling [videorecording] / co-produced by BBC, Covent Garden Pioneer FSP Ltd., and The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden ; directed for television by Derek Bailey ; produced by Stephany Marks and Jane Pleydell-Bouverie ; choreography by Kenneth MacMillan, staged by Monica Mason ; music by Franz Liszt, arranged and orchestrated by John Lanchbery.

U.K. : Covent Garden Pioneer, c1994. videocassette (130 min.) : sd., col.

This recording was also commercially released by Kultur.

Videotaped in performance at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, England.

Scenario, Gillian Freeman ; design, Nicholas Georgiadis ; stage lighting, John B. Read ; television lighting direction, Peter Mumford ; production adviser, Deborah MacMillan ; executive producers, Revel Guest (for Covent Garden Pioneer), Bob Lockyer (for BBC).

Danced by the Royal Ballet.

Irek Mukhamedov (Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary) ; Viviana Durante (Baroness Mary Vetsera) ; Lesley Collier (Countess Marie Larisch) ; Darcey Bussell (Mitzi Caspar) ; Jane Burn (Princess Stephanie) ; Nicola Tranah (Empress Elisabeth) ; Matthew Hart (Bratfisch) ; Stuart Cassidy, Adam Cooper, Errol Pickford, William Trevitt (four Hungarian officers) ; Derek Rencher (Emperor Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary) ; Gerd Larsen (Baroness Helene Vetsera) ; Jacqui Tallis (Archduchess Sophie) ; Stephen Wicks (Colonel "Bay" Middleton) ; Linda Finnie [mezzo-soprano] (Katherina Schratt) ; Anthony Twiner (Alfred Grünfeld) ; Christopher Newton (Count Edward Taafe) ; David Pickering (Count Hoyos) ; Sarah Wildor (Princess Louise) ; Luke Heydon (Prince Philipp of Coburg) ; Gail Taphouse (Princess Gisela) ; Muriel Valtat (Princess Valerie) ; Leana Palma (Princess Valerie as a child) ; Iain Webb (Loschek) ; Matthew Trent (Count Larisch) ; and others.

Music performed by the Orchestra of The Royal Opera House, conducted by Barry Wordsworth.

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