Oreste e Pilade (1772)

Original id: 
Start date: 
1 January 1772
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Distant relative
Production notes: 
Libretto: Antonio Landi, 'Oreste e Pilade. Opera per musica in un atto da rappresentarsi nel Regio Teatro di Berlino per ordine di sua maestà nel carnovale del 1772. Con licenza di sua maestà' (Berlin: Haude e Spener, 1771). It is likely that the libretto drew on Euripides. The production was ordered by Frederick the Great as an entertainment for a visit by the Queen of Sweden and the Duchess of Brunswick. The performance(s) took place in early 1772 during the carnival season. The production was unsuccessful and the opera had to be rewritten. The new production was titled I Greci in Tauride and was performed during the following carnival (see Sartori ID 12505). Another production took place in Berlin in 1786, under the original title Oreste and Pilade (Sartori ID 17374).
Media of production: 
Opera, musical and related genres

Information related to this production

Person Role Notes
Johann Friedrich Agricola (1720-1774) Composer
Paolo Bedeschi Singer Pilade
Giovanni Carlo Concialini Singer Oreste
Karl Fechhelm Set
Goivanna Gasperini Singer Tomiri
Antonio Landi Librettist
Franz Salamon Choreographer
Elisabetta Schmeeling Singer Ifigenia
Giuseppe Tosoni Singer Dostarte
Antonio Ubert Singer Toante
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
Grove Music Online Website New Grove Opera: E. Eugene Helm, 'Agricola, Johann Friedrich'; Julie E. Cumming, 'Iphigenia in Tauris'
I Libretti Italiani a Stampa dalle Origini al 1800. 7 vols Book library

How to cite this production

Oreste e Pilade (1772), accessed at http://www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/productions/production/10571 <15 June 2024>