Antigona (1772)

Original id: 
1905
Start date: 
11 November 1772
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Adaptation
Production notes: 
Libretto: Marco Coltellini, 'Antigona. Tragedia per musica di Marco Coltellini, poeta al servizio do S.M.I. Da rappresentarsi nell'Imperial Teatro di St. Pietroburgo il novembre dell'anno 1772' (St Petersburg: Stamperia dell'Accademia delle Scienze/Academy of Sciences, 1772; reprinted Florence: Gaetano Cambiagi, 1773). Coltellini and Traetta's Antigona followed the operatic reform proposed in the treatise 'Saggio sopra l'opera in musica' by Francesco Algarotti (see APGRD ID 9838). The opera includes pantomime and dance. Further settings of Coltellini's libretto: Dmitry Stepanovich Bortnyansky, Venice 1776 (as Creonte; Sartori ID 6888); Vincenzo Campobasso d’Alessandro, Milan 1789 (Sartori ID 2096); Peter Winter, Naples 1791 (Sartori ID 2097). Chorus: Russian musicians from the Imperial Chapel
Media of production: 
Opera, musical and related genres
Choreographic work (dance, ballet, mime etc)
Languages: 
Italian
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