1 May 1790
Degree of relationship to ancient play:
Libretto: this drama per musica was an adaptation of Antonio Salvi, 'Astianatte' (Florence 1701, Sartori ID 3265), based on the libretto for Sebastiano Nasolini's 'Andromaca' (Venice, San Samuele, 1790, Sartori ID 1920), 'Andromaca. A new serious Opera in two acts as performed at theTheatre Royal in the Hay-Market. The music by signor Nasolini under the direction of signor Federici' (London: Hammond and Cane, ?1790). The libretto 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). This was the first overseas production of Nasolini's opera Andromaca, originally written for production in Venice in February 1790 (see Sartori ID 1920).
Media of production:
Opera, musical and related genres