1 January 1741
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). Performances took place in the carnival season 1741 (between Christmas and Lent). Another production of Jomelli's opera took place in Perugia in 1743 (Sartori ID 3278). The opera was also produced abroad, under the title Andromaca, first in London in 1755 (Sartori ID 1909) and later in Barcelona, possibly in 1762 but definitely in 1763 (Sartori IDs 1914 and 1915).
Media of production:
Opera, musical and related genres