Andromaca (1753)

Original id: 
10622
Start date: 
1 January 1753
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Distant relative
Production notes: 
Libretto: Andromaca. Dramma per musica da rappresentarsi nel nobil Teatro a Torre Argentina il carnevale dell'anno 1753. Dedicato al popolo romano (Rome, Fausto Amadei, 1753). 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 main composer was Aurisicchio, but the opera also contained some arias by Pampani.
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
Antonio Aurisicchio (c.1710-1781) Composer main composer
Giovanni Belardi Singer Andromaca
Luigi Biscioni Choreographer
Antonio Costantini Singer Clearte
Filippo Elisi (c.1724-c.1775) Singer soprano, Pirro
Lazzaro Grondoni Costume Designer
Giovanni Marchetti Singer Ermione
Antonio Gaetano Pampani (c.1705-1775) Composer composed some arias
Giuseppe Puer Costume Designer
Antonio Salvi (1664-1724) Librettist
Domenico Sergardi Set Designer
Giuseppe Tibaldi (1729-c.1790) Singer tenor, Pilade
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
Grove Music Online Website New Grove Opera: Dale E. Monson, 'Andromache'; James L. Jackman, Aurisicchio '[Euresicchio, Eurisechio, Orisicchio], Antonio'; Giuntini, Francesco, 'Salvi, Antonio'; Lindgren Lowell, 'Astianatte'
I Libretti Italiani a Stampa dalle Origini al 1800. 7 vols Book library Entry number 1907
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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