Andromaca (1750)

Original id: 
10619
Start date: 
1 January 1750
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Distant relative
Production notes: 
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
Languages: 
Italian
Companies:
Ancient works:

Information related to this production

Script Author(s)
Andromache Euripides
Person Role Notes
Margherita Alessandri Singer Pilade
Angelo Maria Amorevoli (1716-1798) Singer tenor, Oreste
Maria Masucci Singer Clearte
David Perez Composer
Caterina Raimondi Singer Ermione
Giovanni Tedeschi (c.1715-?1787; known as 'Amadori'; castrato) Singer alto, Pirro
Vittoria Tesi Tramontini (1700-1775) Singer contralto, Andromaca
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 1903
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

How to cite this production

Andromaca (1750), accessed at http://www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/productions/production/10619 <16 July 2019>