1 January 1763
Degree of relationship to ancient play:
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