1 January 1788
Degree of relationship to ancient play:
It is likely that this 'ballo eroico tragico' drew on Euripides and/or Seneca. The choreography was related to Noverre's earlier work with a similar title, Medea e Giasone, first produced at Stuttgart in 1763 (Sartori ID 7825). The formulation on the title page of the scenario, 'Stato altre volte dato dal sig. Carlo Le Picq ed ora rimesso dal sig. Domenico Le Fevre', probably refers to the previous Milan production of the ballet in 1773 (Sartori ID 19177) or maybe the 1784 production of the ballet at Venice by Le Picq and Le Fevre (Sartori ID 17585). It also implies that at least some similarly titled productions by Le Picq and his collaborator Ricciardi were based on Noverre's original choreography. These productions were: Giasone and Medea by Le Picq and Ricciardi, Venice 1771 (Sartori ID 431); Medea e Giasone by Le Picq, Naples 1775 (Sartori ID 7559); and potentially also Giasone e Medea by Ricciardi, Rome 1785 (Sartori ID 11832) and Giasone e Medea by Ricciardi, Reggio di Emilia 1787 (Sartori ID 7581). Le Fevre's last identified production took place in Naples in 1794 (Sartori ID 13081).
Media of production:
Choreographic work (dance, ballet, mime etc)