Medea in Atene (1791)

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Start date: 
1 January 1791
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Distant relative
Production notes: 
This 'ballo eroico-pantomimo' was the first of two ballets which were performed as interval entertainment during opera performances at the Teatro a Torre Argentina in the carnival season 1791 (between Christmas and Lent). The plot is a sequel to the Euripidean version. The second interval ballet was titled L'amor tra l'armi and was composed by 'diversi celebri autori'. The use of these two ballets is recorded for Francesco Bianchi's opera Cajo Ostilio (Sartori ID 4491).
Media of production: 
Choreographic work (dance, ballet, mime etc)
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Information related to this production

Script Author(s)
Medea Seneca
Medea Euripides
Person Role Notes
Pietro Baldini Costumographer
Francesco Baseggio Costumographer
Andrea Celli Composer
Michele Fabiani Choreographer
Paolo Landriani Scenographer
Andrea Mainoni First violinist

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