Andromaca (1771)

Original id: 
10634
Start date: 
26 December 1771
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Distant relative
Production notes: 
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
Languages: 
Italian
Companies:
Ancient works:

Information related to this production

Script Author(s)
Andromache Euripides
Person Role Notes
Anna Benini (fl.1772-98) Singer soprano, Ermione
Antonia Bernasconi (c.1741-?1803) Singer soprano, Andromaca
Ferdinando Bertoni (1725-1813) Composer
Giuseppe Coppola Singer Oreste
Antonio Dian Costume Designer
Zaccaria Fabris Singer Clearte
[brothers] Mauri Set Designer
Giovanni Antonio Sacco Choreographer
Antonio Salvi (1664-1724) Librettist
Adamo Solci Singer Pirro
Giovanni Battista Torelli Singer Pilade
Venue Festival Dates Notes
Teatro S. Benedetto (Venice, Veneto, Italy) 26 December, 1771
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
Grove Music Online Website New Grove Opera: Dale E. Monson, 'Andromache', George Truett Hollis, 'Bertoni, Ferdinando', Giuntini, Francesco, 'Salvi, Antonio', Lindgren Lowell, 'Astianatte'
I Libretti Italiani a Stampa dalle Origini al 1800. 7 vols Book library Entry number 1917
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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