5 December 1799
Degree of relationship to ancient play:
Libretto: Gaetano Rossi, 'Antigona. Dramma per musica da rappresentarsi nel nobilissimo Teatro La Fenice per seconda dell'autunno 1799 (Venezia, Valvasense, 1799). It is likely that the libretto drew on Sophokles. The libretto acknowledges that one of Rossi's sources had been "a play from the English stage".
Media of production:
Opera, musical and related genres