Antigona (1789)

Original id: 
10665
Start date: 
1 January 1789
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Distant relative
Production notes: 
Libretto: an adaptation of Marco Coltellini's 'Antigona' (Sartori ID 2089): 'Antigona. Tragedia per musica da rappresentarsi nel Teatro Grande alla Scala il carnevale dell'anno 1789. Dedicata alle LL.AA.RR […] arciduca Ferdinando […] e […] Maria Ricciarda Beatrice d'Este (Milan: Giovanni Battista Bianchi). This production was based on an adaptation of Marco Coltellini's libretto which had been first set by Tomasso Traetta for St Petersburg in 1772 (see Sartori ID 2089). The opera was performed during the carnival season of 1789 (between Christmas and Lent). This production featured three independent ballets by Gasparo Angiolini which were performed during intervals: 'Fedra' (Production ID 10650), 'Lorezzo', and 'Divertimento campestre'. Choir: 20 choristers
Media of production: 
Opera, musical and related genres
Languages: 
Italian
Companies:
Ancient works:

Information related to this production

Person Role Notes
Francesco Abeni Singer Adrasto
Gasparo Angiolini (1731-1803) Composer
Vincenzo Campobasso d’Alessandro (1760-1788) Composer
Marco Cotellini (1719-1777) Librettist
Gaetana Crespi Actor non-speaking role
Vitale Damiani Singer Emone
Luigi de Baillou (c.1735-c.1809) Music director
Tommaso Folcarelli Singer Nearco
Pietro Gonzaga (1751-1831) Scenographer
Vincenzo Maffoli (c.1760-1794/5) Singer Creonte
Rachele Massieri Actor non-speaking role
[male] Mazza Costumographer
[male] Minoia Harpsichordist
Anna Morichelli Bosello (c.1750/55-1800) Singer Antigona
[male] Motta Costumographer
Anna Nava Singer Ismene
Giuseppe Perruccone First violin for the dances
[male] Qualglia Harpsichordist

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Antigona (1789), accessed at http://www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/productions/production/10665 <4 March 2024>