1 January 1789
Degree of relationship to ancient play:
This ballo tragico in cinque atti was performed as interval entertainment during opera performances at the fair in Padua in 1798. It is likely that it drew on Sophocles and/or Seneca. Its performances are recorded for the production of Francesco Bianchi's opera Daliso e Delmita (Sartori ID 7057). It is possible that the work is related to Clerico's other ballets on the subject: La morte d'Ercole, Milan 1790 (Sartori Ids 447 and 19180), La morte d'Ercole, Florence 1792 (Sartori Ids 3109 and 7094), Ercole e Dejanira, Parma 1798 (Sartori ID 24978). Clerico's work probably also influenced the work of his brother-in-law Panzieri, whose choreography La morte d’Ercole was staged in Trieste in 1798 (Sartori ID 10084).
Media of production:
Choreographic work (dance, ballet, mime etc)