Andromaca (1754)

Original id: 
10628
Start date: 
26 December 1754
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Distant relative
Production notes: 
The libretto is an adaptation of Antonio Salvi's Astianatte (Florence 1701, Sartori ID 3265): Andromaca. Dramma per musica da rappresentarsi nel Regio-Ducal Teatro di Milano, nel carnovale dell'anno 1755. Dedicato a sua altezza [...] il duca di Modena, Reggio' (Milan: Giuseppe Richino Malatesta, 1754). The libretto was 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
Languages: 
Italian
Companies:
Ancient works:

Information related to this production

Script Author(s)
Andromache Euripides
Person Role Notes
Catterina Aschieri (c.1720-1755) Singer soprano, Andromaca
Giuseppe Ciacchi Singer Pilade
Domenico Ciardini Singer Pirro
[brothers] Galleari Set Designer
Francesco Mainini Costume Designer
Antonio Priori Singer Clearte
Bianca Riboldi Singer Ermione
Angelo Rotigni Singer Orest
Antonio Salvi (1664-1724) Librettist
François Sauveterre (d.1775) Choreographer
Michelangelo Valentini (c.1720-after 1768) Composer
Venue Festival Dates Notes
Regio Ducal Teatro (Milan, Lombardy, Italy) 26 December, 1754
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
Grove Music Online Website New Grove Opera: Dale E. Monson, 'Andromache', James L. Jackman, 'Valentini [Valentino], Michelangelo', Irene Alm, 'Sauveterre, François', Giuntini, Francesco, 'Salvi, Antonio', Lindgren Lowell, 'Astianatte'
I Libretti Italiani a Stampa dalle Origini al 1800. 7 vols Book library Entry number 1910
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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