1 January 1791
Degree of relationship to ancient play:
This production featured various scenes from the opera Fedra by Giovanni Paisiello, which had seen its first production at Naples in 1788 (see Sartori ID 9976). Salvioni modelled his libretto on an earlier work by Carlo Innocenzo Frugoni; the latter's work draws on Euripides and Seneca via Racine. The listing in the libretto reads 'Musica di Giov. Paisiello, meno l'aria cantata dalla Lang che è di Mozart'. It is very likely that the singer Lang, who sang an aria by Mozart, was Mozart's sister-in-law Aloysia Lange.
Media of production:
Opera, musical and related genres