Andromaca (1743)

Original id: 
10616
Start date: 
1 January 1743
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Distant relative
Production notes: 
Libretto: 'Andromaca. Dramma per musica da rappresentarsi in Firenze nel Teatro di Via della Pergola nel carnevale dell'anno 1743. Sotto la protezione dell'altezza reale del serenis. Francesco III' (Florence, Cosimo Maria Pieri, 1743). The libretto for this production was probably 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). The composer is not named.
Media of production: 
Opera, musical and related genres
Languages: 
Italian
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Ancient works:

Information related to this production

Script Author(s)
Andromache Euripides
Person Role Notes
Giovanni Battista Andreoni (d.1797) Singer mezzo-soprano, Pirro
Anna Maria Bagnolesi Pinacci Singer contralto, Andromaca
Caterina Brigonzi Singer Clearte
Carlo Carlani (fl.1743-65) Singer tenor, Pilade
Ermanno Compstoff Costume Designer
Rosa Mancini Singer Oreste
Maria Anna Venturini Singer Ermione
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 1900
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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Andromaca (1743), accessed at http://www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/productions/production/10616 <6 December 2019>