Andromaca (1748)

Original id: 
10618
Start date: 
26 December 1748
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Distant relative
Production notes: 
Libretto: Andromaca. Drama per musica da rappresentarsi nel Regio Teatro di Torino nel carnovale del 1749 all presenza di sua maestà (Turin, Pietro Giuseppe Zapata, 1749). 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). Two other productions of this opera in Lampugnani's lifetime took place, one in Brescia in 1752 (Sartori ID 1904), and the other in Genoa in 1753 (Sartori ID 1906).
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
Giacomo Brighenti Choreographer
Carlo Carlani (fl.1743-65) Singer tenor, Oreste
Catterina Castelli Singer Clearte
Fabrizio Galliari (1709-1790) Set Designer
Giovanni Antonio Galliari (1714-1783) Set Designer
Bernardino Galliari (1707-1794) Set Designer
Domenico Giardini Singer Pilade
Giovanni Battista Lampugnani (1708-1788) Composer
Francesco Mainino Costume Designer
Antonio Salvi (1664-1724) Librettist
Barbara Stabili Singer Andromaca
Giovanni Triulzi Singer Pirro
Violante Vestri Singer Ermione
Venue Festival Dates Notes
Teatro Regio (Turin, Piedmont, Italy)
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
Grove Music Online Website New Grove Opera: Dale E. Monson, 'Andromache'; Michael F. Robinson and Fabiola Maffei, 'Lampugnani, Giovanni Battista'; Giuntini, Francesco, 'Salvi, Antonio'; Lindgren Lowell, 'Astianatte'
I Libretti Italiani a Stampa dalle Origini al 1800. 7 vols Book library Entry number 1902
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 (1748), accessed at http://www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/productions/production/10618 <15 December 2019>