L'Andromaca (1728)

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Start date: 
1 January 1728
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Distant relative
Production notes: 
Libretto: L'Andromaca. Drama per musica da rappresentarsi in Firenze nel Teatro di Via della Pergola nel prossimo carnevale dell'anno 1728 sotto la protezione dell'altezza reale del serenissimo Gio. Gastone I gran-duca di Toscana (Florence: Domenico Ambroglio Verdi, 1728). The libretto for this production was a distant adaptation of Antonio Salvi's libretto '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). The composer is not named. The production took place in the carnival season on 1728 (between Christmas and Lent).
Media of production: 
Opera, musical and related genres
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Information related to this production

Script Author(s)
Andromache Euripides
Person Role Notes
Pietro Baratta Singer Pilade
Gaetano Berenstadt Singer Pirro
Castoro Anton Castori Singer Oreste
Antonio Dannacci Choreographer
Diamante Gualandi Singer Clearte
Teresa Pieri Singer Ermione
Maria Maddalena Salvai (fl.1716-1731) Singer soprano, Andromaca
Antonio Torricelli Costume Designer
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
Grove Music Online Website New Grove Opera: Dale E. Monson, 'Andromache'; Giuntini, Francesco, 'Salvi, Antonio'; Lindgren Lowell, 'Astianatte'
I Libretti Italiani a Stampa dalle Origini al 1800. 7 vols Book library Entry number 1896
From Alessandro (1726) to Tolomeo (1728): The Final Royal Academy Operas Thesis archive Ch. 7: Astianatte and the Scandal
Italian opera librettos, 1640-1770 Book

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