26 December 1771
Degree of relationship to ancient play:
The libretto was an adaptation of Antonio Salvi's Astianatte, first set by Perti for Florence in 1701 (Sartori ID 3265): Andromaca. Dramma per musica da rappresentarsi nel nobilissimo Teatro di S. Benedetto nell'carnovale dell'anno 1772 (Venice, Modesto Fenzo, 1772). 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