L'Andromaca (1761)

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Start date: 
30 May 1761
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Distant relative
Production notes: 
Libretto: L'Andromaca. Dramma per musica da rappresentarsi nel Real Teatro S. Carlo nel dì 30 maggio 1761 in cui si festeggia il glorioso nome della S.R.M. Di Ferdinando IV nostro clementissimo sovrano ed alla medesima maestà dedicato (Naples: Vincenzo Flauto, 1761). 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). The libretto for this production includes the comment 'Con 2 Balli', but it is not clear whether these were part of the opera, or (more likely) whether they were independent works performed during intervals.
Media of production: 
Opera, musical and related genres
Choreographic work (dance, ballet, mime etc)
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Information related to this production

Script Author(s)
Andromache Euripides
Person Role Notes
Salvatore Consoli Singer Oreste
Luigi Costa Singer Clearte
Felice Gruch Singer Pilade
Tommaso Guarducci (c.1720-1770) Singer soprano, Pirro
Catarina Nicoli Singer Ermione
Vincenzo Re Set Designer
Antonio Sacchini (1730-1786) Composer
Antonio Salvi (1664-1724) Librettist
Clementina Spagnoli (c.1735-1778) Singer Andromaca
Venue Festival Dates Notes
Teatro S. Carlo (Naples, Campania, Italy) 30 May, 1761
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
Grove Music Online Website New Grove Opera: Dale E. Monson, 'Andromache'; David DiChiera, 'Sacchini, Antonio'; Giuntini, Francesco, 'Salvi, Antonio'; Lindgren Lowell, 'Astianatte'
I Libretti Italiani a Stampa dalle Origini al 1800. 7 vols Book library Entry number 1913
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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