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Mayerling / Enchantement



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English Title: Mayerling / Enchantement -Magnificent Perfume-
Japanese Title: うたかたの恋 / ENCHANTEMENT-華麗なる香水-
Romanized Title: Utakata no Koi / Enchantement -Kareinaru Parfum-

Troupe: Flower
Year: 2023
Performances: Grand theater, January 2023; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, February - March (dates TBA)
Shinjin Kouen Performances:

Mayerling:
Based On: the events surrounding the death of Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary, and Marie Vetsera
Author: Shibata Yukihiro
Director: Koyanagi Naoko
Composer: Takahashi Kuni, Terada Takio
Choreographer: Hayama Kiyomi, Sha Tamae
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Enchantement:
Author / Director: Noguchi Kousaku
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Cast

Starring Yuzuka Rei & Hoshikaze Madoka

RoleCastShinko Cast
Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria
Marie Vetsera, a baron's daughter
Duke Friedrich, Chief Cabinet Secretary
Empress Elisabeth
Archduke Jan Salvador, Rudolf's cousin
Bratfisch
Millie Stubel
Zeps, editorial writer for a Vienna newspaper
Baroness Vetsera, Marie's mother
Marinka, Bohemian songstress
Emperor Franz Joseph, Rudolf's father
Captain Morris, Rudolf's adjutant
Roshek, Rudolf's servant
Criess, an officer
Hans, an officer
Emile, Friedrich's subordinate
Countess Zeveka
Crüger, an officer
Jessica, Marie's wet nurse
Bessel, an officer
Hannah, Marie's younger sister
Countess Larisch, Rudolf's cousin
Charlotte
Duke Roiss
Telnin
Archduke Ferdinand, Rudolf's cousin
Mrs. Shlatt, an actress
Count Hoyos, a close associate of Rudolf
Janet
Prince Philippe
Herman
Stephanie, Rudolf's wife; the Crown Princess
Gustav
Eva. Stephanie's maid
Marquis Harrach
Ophelia, a character in a play within the play
Johanna, a young woman
Henriette

Other Cast TBA

Summary

WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!


CONTENT WARNING(S):
Murder/suicide, grooming, non-consent, manipulation, abuse of power, child abuse, pedophilia


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 Duke 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. Maria is instantly infatuated with the Prince, and they continue meeting in 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 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...

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  • The famous "Mayerling" play written by Shibata Yukihiro in 1983 is celebrating its 40th anniversary under the new direction of Koyanagi Naoko

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