Andromaca (1797)

Original id: 
10638
Start date: 
18 November 1797
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Distant relative
Production notes: 
Libretto: L'Andromaca. Dramma per musica da rappresentarsi nel Real teatro di S. Carlo per festeggiare il glorioso nome di S.M. La regina. Dedicato alla real maestà di Ferdinando IV nostro amabilissimo sovrano (Naples: Stamperia Flautina, 1797). The librettist for this opera is unidentified, but it is likely that his sources included Euripides, Racine's Andromaque, as well as operatic adaptations of Racine's tragedy, above all Antonio Salvi's Astianatte and Apostolo Zeno's Andromaca. The interval ballets for this production by Gaspare Ronzi were titled 'Ginevra di Scozia' and 'La pianella perduta'. Further productions of this work before 1800 include Teatro La Fenice, Venice, 1798 (Sartori ID 1922); Padua, 1799 (Sartori ID 1923); Verona, 1799 (Sartori ID 11924).
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
Onorato Balsamo Impressario
Antonia Buoncore Costumographer
Rosalina Cammarano Singer Menandra
Domenico Chelli Scenographer
Francesco Maria Cutillo Costumographer
Giacomo David (1750-1830) Singer Ulisse
Leonardo di Bernardo Choreographer of stage fights
Gioacchino Franchi Singer Sinone
Petro Matucci Singer Pirro
Ludovico Olivieri Singer Eleno
Giovanni Paisiello (1740-1816) Composer
Lorenzo Smiraglia Machines
Luigia Todi Singer Andromaca
Venue Festival Dates Notes
Teatro S. Carlo (Naples, Campania, Italy) 18 November, 1797

How to cite this production

Andromaca (1797), accessed at http://www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/productions/production/10638 <26 September 2021>