1 January 1750
Degree of relationship to ancient play:
Libretto: 'Andromaca. Dramma per musica da rappresentarsi nel nuovo Privilegiato Imperial Teatro alla Corte in Vienna l'anno 1750' (Vienna, Johann Peter van Ghelen, 1750). The libretto for this production was probably 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).
Media of production:
Opera, musical and related genres