1 January 1753
Degree of relationship to ancient play:
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