Alceste (1777)

Original id: 
10586
Start date: 
1 June 1777
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Distant relative
Production notes: 
Libretto:: Ranieri de' Calzabigi, 'Alceste. Tragedia per musica messa in musica dal. Sig. Cavalier Cristoforo Gluck. Dedicata a sua altezza reale I'arciduca Pietro Leopoldo gran duca di Toscana. Da eseguirsi in Padova nel mese di giugno 1777 (Vincenza: Francesco Modena, 1777). This was the first production of the Italian version of Gluck's Alceste (see APGRD ID 5912) in an Italian city. The libretto was dedicated by Calzabigi to the Austrian Empress Maria Theresia. The score of the opera envisaged ballets.
Media of production: 
Stage-play
Languages: 
Italian
Companies:
Ancient works:

Information related to this production

Script Author(s)
Alkestis Euripides
Venue Festival Dates Notes
unknown venue (Padova, Veneto, Italy)
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
Grove Music Online Website New Grove Opera: Jeremy Hayes, 'Alceste (ii)'; John A. Rice, 'Alcestis'
I Libretti Italiani a Stampa dalle Origini al 1800. 7 vols Book library

How to cite this production

Alceste (1777), accessed at http://www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/productions/production/10586 <10 December 2019>