1 January 1725
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). The adaptation of Salvi's libretto for this production introduces comical servants Urania and Clito and features comical scenes which are integrated in the plot, presumably instead of independent comic intermezzi in the intervals of the opera. Performances took place in the winter season of 1725.
Media of production:
Opera, musical and related genres