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Le cinesi de Manuel García y Metastasio en el siglo XXI: el mito de Andrómaca como paradigma de viuda y madre virtuosa en una ópera de salón neoclásica y orientalizante

  • 1. Vilnius University


This chapter provides an analysis on a contemporary version of the 18th century Manuel García’s and Pietro Metastasio’s Le cinesi, an Orientalizing chamber opera: Rubén Fernández Aguirre’s and Bárbara Lluch’s Le cinesi (2017). The focus of the study is the (neo)classical myth of Andromache and her portrait as a virtuous widow and mother. The evolution and Christianization of the myth through the centuries until the present days will be studied. Furthermore, it will be taken into consideration how Fernández Aguirre’s and Lluch’s performance parodies the myth of Andromache in a certain way.



This article received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 952366.


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MotherNet – Developing a new Network of Researchers on Contemporary European Motherhood 952366
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