1 January 1776
Degree of relationship to ancient play:
This was the second of three ballets performed as interval entertainments during the production of Carlo Monza's opera Cleopatra. It is likely that it drew on Euripides. The first ballet was titled La disgrazia opportuna, the third Il trionfo di Cesare in Egitto. The performances took place during the carnival season of 1776 (between Christmas and Lent). The libretto listing: Bali di Giuseppe Canziani, Arie dei Balli di Giuseppe Antonio Le-Messier, musico e suonatore della R. Camera a capp. Di S.M. The ballet Alceste e Admeto might be related to Canziani's later ballet Admeto e Alceste, performed at Florence in 1783 (Sartori ID 9551).
Media of production:
Choreographic work (dance, ballet, mime etc)