Astianatte (1718)

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Start date: 
1 January 1718
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Distant relative
Production notes: 
The libretto for this production was an adaptation of Antonio Salvi's libretto Astianatte, first set by Perti for Florence in 1701 (see Sartori ID 3265). The libretto can be linked to Euripides via Racine's Andromaque: it 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 production took place in the carnival season of 1718 (between Christmas and Lent).
Media of production: 
Opera, musical and related genres
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Information related to this production

Script Author(s)
Andromache Euripides
Person Role Notes
Maria Anna Benti Bulgarelli (1684-1734) Singer Andromaca, soprano
Antonio Bernacchi (1685-1756) Singer Oreste, alto castrato
Antonio Maria Bononcini (1677-1726) Composer
Faustina Bordoni (1697-1781) Singer Ermione, soprano
Giuseppe Brigonzi (fl.1707-1724) Singer Pillade (sic), alto castrato
Francesco Antonio Carli (fl.1698-1723) Singer Creonte, bass
Niccolo Grimaldi (1673-1732) Singer Pirro, alto castrato
Romualdo Mauri Scenographer
Guiseppe Mauri Scenographer
Antonio Salvi (1664-1724) Librettist

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