Ephemeral Love / Amour de 99!!
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English Title: Ephemeral Love / Amour de 99!! -99 Years of Love-
Japanese Title: うたかたの恋 / 『Amour de 99!!－99年の愛－』
Romanized Title: Utakata no koi / Amour de 99!! -99nen no Ai-
Troupe: Cosmos Troupe
Performances: National Tour, 07/19 - 08/11
Based On: The tragic real-life love story of the Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary and Marie Vetsera
Author: Shibata Yukihiro
Director: Nakamura Satoru
Composer: Takahashi Kuni, Terada Takio
Choreographer: Hayama Kiyomi, Sha Tamae
Amour de 99:
Author/Director: Fujii Daisuke
Composer: Aoki Tomoko, Teshima Kyouko
Choreographer: Hayama Kiyomi, Miori Yumino, Wakao Risa, Hirasawa Satoshi
Available on DVD: Yes (release date 10/31/13)
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: No
|Rudolf (Crown Prince of Austria)||Ouki Kaname|
|Marie Vetsera (A baron's daughter)||Misaki Rion|
|Empress Elisabeth||Miho Keiko|
|Roshek (Rudolf's servant)||Kotobuki Tsukasa|
|Jessica (Marie's wet nurse)||Suzuna Saya|
|Emperor Franz Joseph (Rudolf's father)||Yuumi Hiro|
|Countess Zeveka||Oomi Ako|
|Duke Friedrich (Chief Cabinet Secretary)||Ozuki Tooma|
|Archduke Jan Salvador (Rudolf's cousin)||Asaka Manato|
|Marinka (Bohemian songstress)||Junya Chitose|
|Countess Larisch (Rudolf's cousin)||Hanasato Mana|
|Captain Morris (Rudolf's adjutant)||Tenrei Mion|
|Hannah (Marie's younger sister)||Ayase Akina|
|Millie Stűbel||Sumireno Rei|
|Archduke Ferdinand (Rudolf's cousin)||Aizuki Hikaru|
|Baroness Vetsera (Marie's mother)||Yuino Kanari|
|Zeps (editorial writer for a Vienna newspaper)||Fuuma Kakeru|
|Mrs. Shlatt (an actress)||Sakurane Rei|
|Count Hoyos (a close associate of Rudolf)||Hoshizuki Rio|
|Duke Roiss||Mirei Jun|
|Prince Philippe||Asao Ren|
|Eva (Stephanie's maid)||Suzuka Maya|
|Ophelia (character in a play-within-a-play)||Mamiya Ryouko|
|Stephanie (Crown Princess)||Reimi Urara|
|Criess (an officer)||Kazuki Sora|
|Johanna (young woman)||Setohana Mari|
|Hans (an officer)||Mizuka Ichi|
|Crüger (an officer)||Asahina Aoi|
|Emile (Friedrich's subordinate)||Rukaze Hikaru|
|Greta (Countess Zeveka's maid)||Koharuno Sayo|
|Bessel (an officer)||Junna Subaru|
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
Austria, 1888. Crown Prince Rudolph is bored with the ostentatious royal life in the Austrian court. He is forced into a marriage contract with Stephanie, Princess of Belgium. The couple is incompatible and they live in unhappy discord. Grand Duke Jean Salvadore, Rudolph's cousin, is in touch with the liberals of the realm and his lover, Milly, is a commoner. The Grand Dude has broken the shackles of convention and he enjoys a life of freedom much to his cousin`s envy.
During a performance of "Hamlet", Rudolph meets Maria Vetsera, the daughter of Baron Vetsera, the wealthiest man in Vienna. The Prince and Maria fall in love at first sight and continue meeting secret.
Duke Friedrich, the Minister of War, learns of the love affair. He plots to use the affair to his advantage and put his own nephew Ferdinand in Rudolph's place as Crown Prince. The Duke reports to the Emperor that Rudolph is meeting liberals and that he is also having secret rendezvous with Maria.
When the Emperor learns that Rudolph has petitioned the Pope for a divorce from Princess Stephanie he flies into a rage and orders Rudolph and Maria to part.
Rudolph feels he must make a choice, the throne or Maria.
In January of 1889, Rudolph announces that he is going on a hunting trip. He departs for Mayerling with his beloved Maria.
Duke Friedrich discovers Rudolph's plans. The Duke sends out a party who masquerade as revolutionaries so that Rudolph can be arrested as their leader.
Blissfully unaware of the tragedy about to unfold, Rudolph and Maria alone in the surroundings of peace and beauty spend their last night together.
|7/19-21||Umeda Arts Theater (Osaka)|
|7/24||Ueno Gaku Hall (Hiroshima)|
|7/26||Kitakyushu Soleil Hall (Fukuoka)|
|7/27-28||Fukuoka Civic Hall (Fukuoka)|
|7/30||Himegin Hall (Ehime)|
|7/31||Saijo Cultural Hall (Ehime)|
|8/2||Hokuto Cultural Hall (Nagano)|
|8/3||Joetsu Cultural Center (Niigata)|
|8/4||Niigata Prefectural Meeting Hall (Niigata)|
|8/6||Kota Civic Sakura Hall (Aichi)|
|8/7||Nisshin Civic Hall (Aichi)|
|8/9||Kawaguchi Cultural Center (Saitama)|
|8/10-11||Kanagawa Kenmin Hall (Yokohama)|
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