L'Andromaca (1755)

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Start date: 
1 August 1755
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Distant relative
Production notes: 
Libretto: Andromaca. Dramma per musica da rappresentarsi nell Grand Ducal Teatro di Bronsevigo per festeggiare il gloriosissimo giorno natalizio del'altezza serenissima di Carlo duca regnante di Bronsevigo luneburgi etc. Il primo d'agosto 1755. Music manuscript sources in D-Bds, Wa, I-Nc. 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).
Media of production: 
Opera, musical and related genres
Ancient works:

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