Cain and Abel / Kain und Abel

Ballet
SceneryBarry Kay
CostumesBarry Kay
ChoreographyKenneth MacMillan
ScenarioKenneth MacMillan
MusicAndrzej Panufnik; Sinfonia Sacra & Tragic Overture
PlotDerived from the scriptural story, MacMillan portrays the two brothers as rivals vying for their mother's affection.
World Première1 November 1968
CompanyBallet of the Deutsche Oper Berlin
VenueDeutsche Oper Berlin
DirectionKenneth MacMillan
ConductorAshley Lawrence
OrchestraOrchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin
LightingWilli Rosumek
CharactersCast
CainFrank Frey
AbelDaniel Job
EveDorothea Binner
AdamRudolf Holz
SerpentGerhard Bohner
Ballet ensemble Deutsche Oper Berlin

Pas de trois- Adam, Eve, Cain
photo: Ilse Buhs


Family ties
photo: Ilse Buhs / Jürgen Remmer by courtesy of Deutsches Theatermuseum München 1961


After the slaying
photo: Ilse Buhs / Jürgen Remmer by courtesy of Deutsches Theatermuseum München 1961