30 May 1761
Degree of relationship to ancient play:
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)