scenery designs

Tentative ideas for the set

Feltpen drawings on layout paper
image: 7.5 x 11 cm; 3 x 4.3 in ea

Preliminary drawing
brush; tempera and watercolour on layout paper
14.5 x 21.5 cm; 5.7 x 8.5 in

photo Ilse Buhs

Projected set design
brush and paper appliqué gouache and watercolour on Bristol board
29.5 x 46.5 cm, 11.6 x 18.3 in
This striking design is one of a number of mutations that Barry Kay created. A similar setting, based on a black-and-white scheme, was finally staged to contrast the costumes.

Final set design – Drawing
brush, collage, appliqué; gouache, watercolour, oil crayon; paper, metallic foil on drawing paper; 49.5 x 78 cm; 19.5 x 30.7 in
Ballet of the Deutsche Oper Berlin
Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bismarckstraße, Charlottenburg
World premiére 1 November 1968

A two-dimensional rendering of the model
An in-house blueprint serving as reference for workshops, prop management and stage crew.