Gasparo Angiolini

Born: 9th February 1731

Died: 6th February 1803

Birthplace: Florence, Italy

Gaspare Angiolini ( , real name Domenico Maria Angiolo Gasparini, was an Italian dancer and choreographer, and composer. He was born in Florence and died in Milan. Gaspare Angiolini directed the ballet at the Imperial Theatre in Vienna,taking over the post in 1758, working closely with Christoph Willibald von Gluck on such works as Don Juan ou le Festin de Pierre (1761), and the opera Orpheus and Eurydice. The dancing in both Don Juan and Orpheus were said to have insisted on the "primacy of drama". In addition to collaborating with Gluck, he also composed music for many of his ballets.

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