2 January 1768
Degree of relationship to ancient play:
This was most probably a large orchestral cantata with three soloists (Alceste, Alcide, Venere). It is likely that it drew on Euripides. The performance took place in the honour of the birthday of 'his majesty', presumably Ferdinand IV of Naples whose birthday was 12 January (unless his father Carlo is here referred to, whose birthday was 20 January). As the performance took place in the theatre, it is possible that it was acted to some extent.
Media of production:
Vocal music (non-theatrical), accompanied/unaccompanied (oratorio, cantata etc)