FREDERICK ASHTON

FREDERICK ASHTON

Cinderella


Music:
Serge Prokofiev

Designs:
Henry Bardon and David Walker

Revised version first performed by Royal Ballet Company, Covent Garden, 23 Dec 1965.
Running time:
Act I 42 min, Act II 37 min, Act III 21 min.




Enigma Variations*

Music:
Edward Elgar

Designs:
Julia Trevelyan Oman

First performed by Royal Ballet Company, Covent Garden, 25 Oct 1968. A series of portraits of the composer, his wife and friends described in the music.
Running time:
36 min




Façade*


Photo courtesy of Sarasota Ballet

Music:
William Walton

Designs:
John Armstrong

First performed by Camargo Society, 24 Apr 1931. A series of comedy dances satirizing folk and popular dance forms.
Running time:
18 min




La Fille mal Gardée*

Music:
Louis Ferdinand Herold (1828 score, adapted by John Lanchbery)

Designs:
Osbert Lancaster

First performed by Royal Ballet Company, Covent Garden, 28 Jan 1960. One of Ashton's masterpieces. Recent productions in Buenos Aires, Glasgow, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Stuttgart
Running time:
Act 1 63 min, Act II 36 min




Les Patineurs (The Skaters)

Les Patineurs (The Skaters)

Photo courtesy of Sarasota Ballet

Music:
Giacomo Meyerbeer, arranged by Constant Lambert

Designs:
William Chapell

First performed by Vic Wells Ballet, 16 Feb 1937. A divertissement using steps simulating the movements of ice skaters.
Running time:
27 min




Les Rendezvous



Les Rendezvous

Photo courtesy of Ballet San José

Music:
Daniel Auber, arranged by Constant Lambert

Original Designs:
William Chappell

First performed by Vic-Wells Ballet, 5 Dec 1933. Light-hearted dances for young people meeting in a park.
Running time:
22 min




Monotones I & II*

Music:
Erik Satie

Costumes
Frederick Ashton

First performed by Royal Ballet Company, Covent Garden, 24 Mar 1965. First pas de trois to Satie's Trois Gymnopédies was so successful that a second part was added the following year using Trois Gnossiennes. Can be performed separately, or together.
Running time:
Part I, 8 min Part II, 12 mins




Ondine

Music:
Hans Werner Henze

Designs
Lila de Nobili

First performed: Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, 27 October 1958
Running time:
2 hrs 40 minutes




Symphonic Variations

Music:
César Franck

Designs:
Sophie Fedorovitch

First performed by Sadler's Wells Ballet, 24 Apr 1946. A plotless ballet reflecting the music, considered one of Ashton's greatest masterpieces.
Running time:
18 min

*Except in the United States of America

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