Alceste (1718)

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Start date: 
1 January 1718
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Distant relative
Production notes: 
Libretto: Pietro Pariati, 'Alceste. Festa teatrale per musica da rappresentarsi nell'imperial corte festeggiandosi il glorioso e felicissimo nome [...] di Elisabetta Cristina imperadrice regnante. Per comando [...] di Carlo VI imperador de' romani sempre augusto (Vienna: Johann van Ghelen, 1718). It is possible that this work draws on Euripides. (The source has not yet been examined.)
Media of production: 
Opera, musical and related genres
Ancient works:

Information related to this production

Script Author(s)
Alkestis Euripides
Person Role Notes
Pietro Pariati (1665-1733) Librettist
Giuseppe Porsile (1680-1750) Composer
Venue Festival Dates Notes
Hoftheater (Vienna, Vienna, Austria)
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
Grove Music Online Website New Grove Opera: Lawrence E.Bennett,' Porsile [Persile, Porcile, Porsille], Giuseppe'; and Giovanna Gronda, 'Pariati, Pietro'
I Libretti Italiani a Stampa dalle Origini al 1800. 7 vols Book library

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