1 January 1755
Degree of relationship to ancient play:
Libretto: Andromaca. Drama per musica pel [sic] Teattro [sic] di S.M.B. (London, G. Woodfall, 1755). Music manuscript sources: B-Bc (Act 3), D-Sl GB-Lbl, I-Nc (without recitatives), US-Cn, R. This was a London production of Jommelli's opera Astianatte, which had originally been written for Rome in 1741 (Sartori ID 3277). The libretto for this production was probably 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