1 January 1728
Degree of relationship to ancient play:
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