Alceste (1799)

Original id: 
10601
Start date: 
1 January 1799
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Distant relative
Production notes: 
Libretto: Antonio Simon Sografi, 'Alceste. Tragedia per musica del signor Antonio Simon Sografi A.V. Poeta del nobilissimo Teatro La Fenice. Composta per il teatro stesso per il carnovale 1799' (Venice: Stamperia Valvasense, 1799). It is likely that the libretto was based on Euripides. Performances took place in the carnival season (between Christmas and Lent).
Media of production: 
Opera, musical and related genres
Languages: 
Italian
Companies:
Ancient works:

Information related to this production

Script Author(s)
Alkestis Euripides
Person Role Notes
Carlo Borsari Singer Talenio
Antonio Brizzi Singer Ercole
Chiara Ciccerelli Singer Aspasia
Francesco Desirò Singer Stratone
G. Desirò Singer High Priest of Apollo
Giuseppa Grassini Singer Alceste
Abramin Greco Costume Designer
Baldassare Majani Musical Director
Filippo Martinelli Singer Licomede
Andrea Martini Singer Admeto
Nicoletto Pellandi Set Designer
Marcos António Portugal (1762-1830) Composer
Antonio Simeone Sografi (1759-1818) Librettist
Giovanni Battista Zanardi Singer Argonauta
Venue Festival Dates Notes
PalaFenice (Venice, Veneto, Italy)
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
Grove Music Online Website New Grove Dictionary: David Cranmer, 'Portugal [Portogallo], Marcos António (da Fonseca)'; Ronald Shaheen,'Sografi, Simeone Antonio [Antonio Simeone]'
I Libretti Italiani a Stampa dalle Origini al 1800. 7 vols Book library

How to cite this production

Alceste (1799), accessed at http://www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/productions/production/10601 <19 September 2021>