20 January 1775
Degree of relationship to ancient play:
This was the first of two ballets performed as interval entertainment in the production of Josef Mysliwecek's opera Demofoonte. It is very likely that it was based either on Euripides or/and on Seneca. The second ballet was choreographed by Onorato Viganò and was titled La caccia di Enrico IV. Le Picq's ballet was possibly related to his earlier production with Domenico Ricciardi, titled Médée et Jason, produced at Teatro S. Benedetto in Venice in 1771 (Production ID 6424). It was strongly influenced by Noverre's choreography for the similarly titled ballet Giasone e Medea, performed at Stuttgart in 1763 (Sartori ID 7825). The formulation on the title page of the scenario for the production of Noverre's choreography in Milan in 1785 (Sartori ID 11833) reads: 'Stato altre volte dato dal sig. Carlo Le Picq ed ora rimesso dal sig. Domenico Le Fevre'.
Media of production:
Choreographic work (dance, ballet, mime etc)