L'Andromaca (1742)

Original id: 
10611
Start date: 
26 December 1742
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Distant relative
Production notes: 
Libretto: L'Andromaca. Dramma per musica da rappresentarsi nel Teatro Formagliari il carnovale 1742, consacrato all'eminentissimo [...] cardinale Giulio Alberoni degnissimo legato a latere di Bologna (Bologna: Bartolomeo Borghi, 1742). The libretto for this production was porobably a distant adaptation of Antonio Salvi's Astianatte, first set by Perti for Florence in 1701 (see Sartori ID 3265). The libretto can be linked to Euripides via Racine's Andromaque: it is an adaptation of Racine's tragedy into an opera libretto. According to the operatic convention the ending is modified into a 'lieto fine' (happy ending).
Languages: 
Italian
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Information related to this production

Script Author(s)
Andromache Euripides
Person Role Notes
Albina Aschieri Singer Ermione
Cecilia Bellisani Buini (fl.1716-67) Singer Oreste
Angelo Antonio Caroli (1701-1778) Composer
Giovanni Andrea Celini Singer Pilade
Domenico Landi Costume Designer
Grazia Mellini (1720-1781) Singer soprano, Clearte
Michele Antonio Merenda Singer Pirro
Domenico Minelli d'Addati Choreographer
Gaetano Ottani (before 1736-1808) Set Designer
Antonio Salvi (1664-1724) Librettist
Barbara Stabili Singer Andromaca
Gaetano Stegani Set Designer
Venue Festival Dates Notes
Teatro Formagliari (Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy) 23 December, 1742
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
Grove Music Online Website New Grove Opera: Dale E. Monson, 'Andromache'; Giuntini, Francesco, 'Salvi, Antonio'; Lowell Lindgren, 'Astianatte'; Anne Schnoebelen, 'Caroli, Angelo Antonio'
I Libretti Italiani a Stampa dalle Origini al 1800. 7 vols Book library Entry number 1898
From Alessandro (1726) to Tolomeo (1728): The Final Royal Academy Operas Thesis archive Ch. 7: Astianatte and the Scandal
I drammi per musica di Antonio Salvi. Aspetti della 'riforma' del libretto nel primo Settecento Essay

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L'Andromaca (1742), accessed at http://www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/productions/production/10611 <15 December 2019>