Andromaca (1752)

Original id: 
10620
Start date: 
1 January 1752
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Distant relative
Production notes: 
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
Languages: 
Italian
Companies:
Ancient works:

Information related to this production

Script Author(s)
Andromache Euripides
Person Role Notes
Catterina Amasi Singer Oreste
Angela Amasi Singer Clearte
Natal Canziani Costume Designer
Violante Menecini Singer Pirro
Angela Sartori Singer Andromaca
Domenico Ulcenech Singer Pilade
Antonia Zamperini 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 1905
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 (1752), accessed at http://www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/productions/production/10620 <15 December 2019>