Antigone (1751)

Original id: 
1904
Start date: 
9 January 1751
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Distant relative
Production notes: 
Libretto: Gaetano Roccaforte, 'Antigona. Drama per musica da rappresentarsi in Roma nel Teatro delle Dame nel carnevale dell'anno 1751' (Rome: Fausto Amidei, 1751). This was the first production of Galuppi and Roccaforte's opera. Further productions: Spoleto, autumn 1751 (Sartori ID 2071); Cortona, autumn 1751 (Sartori ID 2072); Mannheim, 1753 (Sartori ID 2076); Messina, 1753 (Sartori ID 2077; intermezzi by Gregorio Sciroli, 'Il Barone'); Pesaro, 1753 (Sartori ID 2079); Vincenza, 1732 (Sartori ID 2081); Brunswick, 1754 (Sartori ID 2082); Venice, S. Moisé, (Sartori ID 2083); Macerata, 1755 (Sartori ID 2084); Alessandria, 1775 (Sartori ID 2092). As 'Antigona in Tebe': Naples, 1755 (Sartori ID 2108); Verona, 1758 (Sartori ID 2109). Further settings of Roccaforte's libretto: Michele Fini, Florence 1752 (Sartori ID 2073); Giovanni Battista Casali, Turin 1752 (Sartori ID 2074); unknown, Leipzig 1753 (Sartori ID 2075); Gaetano Latilla, Modena 1753 (Sartori ID 2078); uknown, Prague 1753 (Sartori 2080); Ferdinando Bertoni, Genoa 1756 (Sartori ID 2085) Alessandria 1775 (Sartori ID 2092) and Modena 1776 (as Creonte, Sartori ID 6887); Giuseppe Scarlatti, Milan 1756 (Sartori ID 2086), Gioacchino Cocchi, London 1760 (Sartori ID 2087); Vincenzo Ciampi, Venice 1762 (Sartori ID 2087a); Pompeo Sales, Padua 1767 (as Antigona in Tebe, Sartori ID 2110); Gian Francesco de Majo, Rome 1786 (Sartori ID 2088); Josef Mysliveček, Turin 1774 (Sartori ID 2091); Michele Mortellari, Venice 1776 (Sartori ID 2093) and Verona 1777 (Sartori ID 2094); Giuseppe Gazzaniga, Naples 1781 (Sartori ID 2095).
Media of production: 
Opera, musical and related genres
Languages: 
Italian
Companies:
Ancient works:

Information related to this production

Person Role Notes
Carlo Alloar Choreographer of dances
Tommaso Basi Tailor
Gaetano Pompeo Basteris Singer Creonte
Giuseppe Belli Singer Ermione
Baldassare Galuppi (1706-1785) Composer
Lorenzo Ghirardi (castrato) Singer Antigona
Francesco Luchetti Singer Alceste
Pietro Orta Scenographer
Giuseppe Quaglia Singer Learco
Gaetano Roccaforte Librettist
Casimiro Venturini Singer Euristeo
Pietro Villa Costumographer
Venue Festival Dates Notes
Teatro Alibert (Rome, Latium, Italy) 8 January, 1751
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
Inszenierung der Antike: das Griechische Drama auf der Bühne der Neuzeit Book library 401; 43

How to cite this production

Antigone (1751), accessed at http://www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/productions/production/1904 <23 January 2020>