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
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 I 63 min – Act II 36 min
Les Patineurs (The Skaters)
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
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.
Runnint 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
Music: Hans Werner Henze
Designs: Lila de Nobili
First performed: Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, 27 October 1958.
Running time: 2 hrs 40 minutes
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