Mayerling / Enter the Revue
Picture Credit: princesslucia
English Title: Mayerling / Enter the Revue
Japanese Title: うたかたの恋 / エンター・ザ・レビュー
Romanized Title: Utakata no Koi / Enter the Revue
Performances: National Tour, 11/4 - 12/1
Based On: The tragic real-life love story of the Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary and Marie Vetsera.
Author: Shibata Yukihiro
Director: Ueda Keiko
Composer: Terada Takio, Takahashi Kuni, Yoshida Yuuko
Enter the Revue:
Author/Director: Sakai Sumio
Composer: Yoshida Yuuko, Kuratomi Shinichi, Tama Shouichi
Available on DVD: Yes (release date 2/5/07)
DVD Scene/Music Cut: Yes
The scene 8C "Midnight City (C) New Orleans" (singers: Ayabuki Mao, Sakura Ichika, etc.) was removed from Enter the Revue and placed as a separate chapter on the extras menu with no sound.
|Rudolf (Crown Prince of Austria)||Haruno Sumire|
|Marie Vetsera (A baron's daughter)||Sakurano Ayane|
|Archduke Jan Salvador (Rudolf's cousin)||Ayabuki Mao|
|Millie Stübel (Jan's lover)||Sakura Ichika|
|Emperor Franz-Joseph (Rudolf's father)||Natsumi You|
|Empress Elisabeth (Rudolf's mother)||Rika Masumi|
|Stephanie (Crown Princess)||Maishiro Nodoka|
|Duke Friedrich (Chief Cabinet Secretary)||Mayuzuki Kou|
|Archduke Ferdinand (Rudolf's cousin)||Taka Reira|
|Baroness Vetsera (Marie's mother)||Kasumi Fuuka|
|Jessica (Marie's wet nurse)||Suzuka Teru|
|Zeps (Editorial writer for a Vienna newspaper)||Aine Harei|
|Roshek (Rudolf's servant)||Yuuma Rin|
|Bratfisch (Rudolf's coachman)||Hanagata Hikaru|
|Count Hoyos (A close associate of Rudolf's)||Hinata San|
|Prince Philippe||Shiratori Kasuga|
|Countess Larisch (Rudolf's cousin)||Hatsuhime Saaya|
|Countess Zeveka (of Poland)||Hanano Juria|
|Eva (Stephanie's maid) / Charlotte / Birgitte||Maina Rion|
|Morris (Rudolf's adjutant)||Mochizuki Rise|
|Criess (an officer) /Gustav||Yuuzumi Shun|
|Crüger (an officer) / Zernin||Uraki Hiroto|
|Bessel (an officer)||Kouga Asahi|
|Emile (Freidrich's subordinate)||Yuugiri Rai|
|Marinka (Bohemian songstress) / Sztaray||Eri Chiaki|
|Ophelia (Character in the play-within-a-play) / Henriette / Emma||Kayou Kirari|
|Hannah (Marie's younger sister)||Miono Seira|
|Hans (an officer) / Markgraf Harach||Tsukio Kazusa|
|Markgräfin Harach / Greta (Countess Zeveka's maid) / Mrs. Shlatt (an actress)||Seika Mai|
|Roiss (German ambassador)||Seiki Hanna|
|Adele / Anna||Koko Maria|
|Johanna (young woman) / Jeanette / Carola||Hitomi Yuyu|
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 ans beauty spend their last night together.
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