1 January 1798
Degree of relationship to ancient play:
This is the second of the three ballets which were used as interval entertainments during the production of Angelo Tarchi's opera Alessandro nell'Indie in the carnival season 1798 (between Christmas and Lent). It is very likely that the ballet was based on Euripides. The first ballet for the same night was titled L'oracolo, and the third La scuffiara in villa. The libretto describes Canavasso as 'the virtuoso del corno da cassia di camera e cappella' of the Turinese ruler.
Media of production:
Choreographic work (dance, ballet, mime etc)