1 January 1752
Degree of relationship to ancient play:
Libretto: 'Andromaca. Dramma per musica da rappresentarsi nel Teatro di Trieste l'anno 1752. Dedicato a [...] madama la contessa d'Hamilton, contessa di Zizendorf' (Venice, Modesto Fenzo, 1752). 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).
Media of production:
Opera, musical and related genres