1 January 1718
Degree of relationship to ancient play:
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