26 December 1742
Degree of relationship to ancient play:
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).