1 January 1762
Degree of relationship to ancient play:
Libretto: an adaptation of Antonio Salvi's Astianatte (Florence 1701, Sartori ID 3265), 'La Andromaca. Drama en musica para representarse en el Teatro de la m. Ill. Ciudad de Barcelona en el año 1762' (Barcelona: Francisco Generas, 1762). This is probably the first Barcelona production of Jomelli's opera Astianatte which had originally been written for Rome in 1741 (Sartori ID 3277). The libretto does not name the composer, but a same-titled operatic production with Jommelli's music was performed in Barcelona a year later (see Sartori ID 1915), and it is likely that this production used Jommelli's music as well. The libretto for Jommeli's opera 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