Andromaca (1780)

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Start date: 
26 December 1780
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Distant relative
Production notes: 
The libretto was an adaptation of Antonio Salvi's Astianatte (Florence 1701, Sartori ID 3265): Andromaca. Dramma per musica da rappresentarsi nel Regio Teatro di Torino nel carnovale del 1781 alla presenza delle maestà loro (Turin, Onorato Derossi, 1781). 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). Music manuscript in I-Tf. The entertainment in the intervals of the opera was the ballet suite titled La bella Arsene.
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Opera, musical and related genres
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Information related to this production

Script Author(s)
Andromache Euripides
Person Role Notes
Rosa Baglioni Singer Ermione
Domenico Bedini (c.1745-1795) Singer soprano castrato, Pirro
Gioseppe Benigni Singer Pilade
Filippo Beretti Choreographer
Vittorio Amedeo Canavasso Composer for the dances
[brothers] Gagliari Set Designer
Vicente Martín y Soler (1754-1806) Composer
Angiola Marzorati Singer Clearte
Antonio Prati Singer Oreste
Antonio Salvi (1664-1724) Librettist
Luisa [Luiza] (Rosa) Todi (1753-1833) AKA née d'Aguiar Singer mezzo-soprano, Andromaca
Venue Festival Dates Notes
Regio Teatro (Turin, Piedmont, Italy) 26 December, 1780
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
Grove Music Online Website New Grove Opera: Dale E. Monson, 'Andromache', Dorothea Link, 'Martín y Soler, Vicente', Giuntini, Francesco, 'Salvi, Antonio', Lindgren Lowell, 'Astianatte'
I Libretti Italiani a Stampa dalle Origini al 1800. 7 vols Book library Entry number 1918
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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