Frederick Ashton and His Ballets

Chronological Index

Titles of works by Ashton are given in bold; titles of works in which he choreographed sections or individual numbers (ballets by other choreographers, films, revues, etc) are enclosed in square brackets.
Abbreviations:
M Music by
S Scenery by
C Costumes by
D Danced by
FP First performance
NP New production
R Reproduced by
ST Staging (indicates that the ballet was produced in substantially its original form)

1926

[Riverside Nights]
A Tragedy of Fashion; or, The Scarlet Scissors

1927

[The Fairy Queen]
Pas de deux
Suite de danses (Galanteries)
Argentine Dance

1928

Nymphs and Shepherds
Leda

1929

[Jew Süss]

1930

Capriol Suite
Saudade do Brésil
Mazurka des Hussars
[Marriage à la Mode]
Pomona
'Follow Your Saint': The Passionate Pavane
Excerpts from Comus, a Masque by John Milton
Dances on a Scotch Theme
A Florentine Picture

1931

La Péri
The Dance of the Hours
[Cabaret français]
[Excerpts from Faust]
Façade
Mercury
[Dance Pretty Lady]
Regatta
The Lady of Shalott
A Day in a Southern Port
The Lord of Burleigh

1932

Pompette
[The Cat and the Fiddle]
[Magic Nights]
High Yellow
Foyer de danse
[A Kiss in Spring]
[Ballyhool]

1933

Rondo
Les Masques; ou, Changement de dames
[How D'You Do?]
Pavane pour un infante défunte
[After Dark
[Gay Hussar]
[Nursery Murmurs]
Les Rendezvous

1934

Four Saints in Three Acts
Mephisto Valse
Pas de deux classique
[Love Is The Best Doctor]
[Jill Darling!]
[Escape Me Never]

1935

Valentine's Eve
In a Venetian Theatre
[The Flying Trapeze]
Perpetuum mobile
[Round About Regent Street]
Le Baiser de la fée
[Follow the Sun]

1936

Siesta
Apparitions
[The Town Talks]
[Die Fledermaus]
Nocturne
[Home and Beauty]

1937

Perpetuum mobile
Harlequin in the Street
Les Patineurs
First Arabesque
Berceuse
A Wedding Bouquet

1938

Horoscope
The Judgment of Paris
[Running Riot]
[Tannhäuser]
Harlequin in the Street

1939

Pas de deux
Cupid and Psyche
Devil's Holiday (Le Diable s'amuse)

1940

Dante Sonata
The Wise Virgins

1941

The Wanderer

1943

The Quest

1945

[A Midsummer Night's Dream]

1946

[The Sleeping Beauty]
Symphonic Variations
Les Sirènes
The Fairy Queen

1947

Manon
Albert Herring
Valses nobles et sentimentales

1948

Scènes de ballet
[La Traviata]
Don Juan
Cinderella

1949

Le Rêve de Léonor

1950

Illuminations

1951

Daphnis and Chloë
[The Tales of Hoffmann]
Tiresias
Casse Noisette

1952

[The Story of Three Loves]
Picnic at Tintagel
Vision of Marguerite
Sylvia
[Le Lac des cygnes]

1953

Orpheus
Homage to the Queen

1954

Entrada de Madame Butterfly (Entry of Madame Butterfly)
Trepak
[A Midsummer Night's Dream]

1955

Rinaldo and Armida
Variations on a Theme by Purcell
Madame Chrysanthème
Romeo og Julie (Romeo and Juliet)

1956

La Péri
Birthday Offering
The Beloved

1957
Solo Seal Variations

1958

La Valse
[Orfeo ed Euridice]
Ondine

1959

Scène d'amour from Raymonda

1960

La Fille mal gardée
[Giselle]

1961

Les deux pigeons
Poème tragique
Persephone

1962

Pas de deux, Variations, and Coda from Raymonda

1963

Marguerite and Armand

1964

The Dream

1965

Monotones

1966

Monotones I and II

1967

Sinfonietta

1968

Jazz Calendar
Enigma Variations (My Friends Pictured Within)

1970

Lament of the Waves
Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus (The Creatures of Prometheus)
Tales of Beatrix Potter

1971

Meditation from Thaïs*
[c.1830]

1972

Siesta
The Walk to the Paradise Garden

1973

[Death in Venice]
[World of Harlequin]
[Tonight at 8:30]

1974

Fashion Show

1975

Scène dansante
Brahms Waltz
[Floresta Amazónica]

1976

A Month in the Country
Five Brahms Waltzes in the manner of Isadora Duncan
Etude
[The Turning Point]

1977

Hamlet Prelude
Tweedledum and Tweedledee
[Die Fledermaus]

1978

Orpheus and Eurydice: Dance in the Elysian Fields

1979

Salut d'amour
[Stories from a Flying Trunk]

1980

Rhapsody
Soupirs

1981

Le Rossignol

1983

Varii capricci

1984

Acte de présence

1985

Die verwandelte Katze

1986

Nursery Suite

The chronology was originally published in David Vaughan's "Frederick Ashton and His Ballets" Alfred E. Knopf, 1976; 2nd ed., London: Dance Books, 1999, and includes new productions added since that date.

Photo on home page: Frederick Ashton rehearsing Mona Vangsaae and Henning Kronstam in "Romeo og Julie," Copenhagen, 1956. Photo by Mydstkov, from "Henning Kronstam, Portrait of a Danish Dancer" by Alexandra Tomalonis, University Press of Florida, 2002.

 

 

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