The Eden Cinemas is excited to announce that Mayerling will be broadcast to its cinema screens live from the Royal Opera House on Monday 15th October at 8.15pm – the first of a number of productions from the Royal Ballet repertoire to be shown at Eden Cinemas. An encore screening will be shown on 21st October at 3pm.
Mayerling is a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory, with its emotional depth, haunting imagery, and one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer. Kenneth MacMillan choreographed a complex work around the psychologically tormented heir to the Habsburg Empire, Crown Prince Rudolf. From the ballet’s start, the glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court is contrasted with undercurrents of sexual and political intrigue that drive the story to its violent climax in a double suicide. The large cast allows for impressive ensembles in addition to the ballet’s many solos of distinctive character and pas de deux of disturbing eroticism. This ballet, bursting with intensity, madness and passion, proves that sometimes the truth is more scandalous than fiction.
Dangerous desires, family secrets and political intrigues twist through every moment of daring choreography in Kenneth Macmillan’s ballet inspired by true events. Audiences are invited to sit back, relax, and enjoy this stunning production in crisp high definition from the comfort of the Eden Cinemas.
Tickets are available at €18 for adults and €10 for children under 16. This includes a complimentary glass of wine, free parking at the Eden Leisure car park and 25% discount at Waterbiscuit. For those unable to attend the live show, an encore screening will be held on Sunday 8th April at 3pm. Tickets are priced at €15 for adults and €10 for children, including free parking and 25% discount at Waterbiscuit.
The event is sponsored by The Malta Arts Council, Waterbiscuit, Vivian Corporation, Villa Sandi, and Encore magazine.
The next production from the Royal Opera House forming part of the Eden Cinemas 2018/19 culture slate is Die Walkure which will be showing Live on Sunday 28th October.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.edencinemas.com.mt or from the Eden Cinemas box office.