L'Andromaca (1742)

Original id: 
10615
Start date: 
4 November 1742
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Distant relative
Production notes: 
Libretto: L'Andromaca. Dramma per musica da rappresentarsi nel Real Teatro di S. Carlo nel di [...] 4 novembre di quest'anno 1742 per festeggiare il glorioso nome di sua maestà (Naples, Francesco e Cristoforo Ricciardo, 1742). The libretto for this production was an 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).
Media of production: 
Opera, musical and related genres
Languages: 
Italian
Companies:
Ancient works:

Information related to this production

Script Author(s)
Andromache Euripides
Person Role Notes
Ottavio Albuzi (c.1720-1766) Singer tenor, Pilade
Giovanna Astrua (1720-1757) Singer soprano, Andromaca
Giuseppa Barbieri Singer contralto, Clearte
Lorenzo Ghirardi (castrato) Singer soprano, Pirro
Giovanna Jozzi Singer soprano, Ermione
Leonardo Leo (1694-1744) Composer
Gaetano Majorano (1710-1783) AKA 'Caffarelli' Singer soprano, Oreste
Vincenzo Re Set Designer
Antonio Salvi (1664-1724) Librettist
François Sauveterre (d.1775) Choreographer
Venue Festival Dates Notes
Teatro S. Carlo (Naples, Campania, Italy)
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
Grove Music Online Website New Grove Opera: Dale E. Monson, 'Andromache'; Stephen Shearon, 'Andromaca (ii); Giuntini, Francesco, 'Salvi, Antonio'; Irene Alm, 'Sauveterre [Sauterre, Sauter, Souter, Sovuterre], François [Francesco]'; Lowell Lindgren, 'Astianatte'
I Libretti Italiani a Stampa dalle Origini al 1800. 7 vols Book library Entry number 1899
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/10615 <6 December 2019>