Andromaca (1763)

Original id: 
10633
Start date: 
1 January 1763
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Distant relative
Production notes: 
The libretto for this production was probably an adaptation of Antonio Salvi's libretto Astianatte, first set by Perti for Florence in 1701: 'Andromaca. Dramma per musica da rappresentarsi nel Teatro di Lucca nell'autuno dell'anno 1763' (Lucca: Filippo Maria Benedini, 1763. 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 libretto states that the music was composed by 'diversi celebri autori', but does not list them. This production took place in autumn 1763.
Media of production: 
Opera, musical and related genres
Languages: 
Italian
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Ancient works:

Information related to this production

Script Author(s)
Andromache Euripides
Person Role Notes
Salvatore Casetti Actor Clearte
Bartolomeo de' Santi Set Designer
Giovanni Antonio de' Santi Set Designer
Antonia Maria Girelli (fl.1752-73) Singer Andromaca
Angelo Monanni (c.1740-after 1796) AKA 'Manzoletto' Singer Oreste
Rosa Puccini Singer Ermione
Francesco Salomon Choreographer
Pietro Tibaldi Singer Pilade
Giovanni Tommaso Trafieri Costume Designer
Giacomo Veroli (c.1730-after 1797) Singer soprano, Pirro
Venue Festival Dates Notes
Teatro Pubblico (Lucca, Tuscany, Italy)
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
Grove Music Online Website New Grove Opera: Dale E. Monson, 'Andromache', Giuntini, Francesco, 'Salvi, Antonio', Lindgren Lowell, 'Astianatte'
I Libretti Italiani a Stampa dalle Origini al 1800. 7 vols Book library Entry number 1916
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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