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Gasparo Angiolini (9 February 1731 – 6 February 1803), real name Domenico Maria Angiolo Gasparini, was an Italian dancer and choreographer, and composer. He was born in Florence and died in Milan.

Angiolini directed the ballet at the Imperial Theatre in Vienna, working closely with Christoph Willibald von Gluck. He then succeeded Franz Hilverding as director of the Imperial Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 1778 he came to Milan to direct the theatre of La Scala. Angiolini was an early spokesman for a sense of Italian nationalism and spoke of the sad state where Germany and Russia were supporting better cultural institutions than was Italy.

References

  • "Angiolini, Gasparo." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2007. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Retrieved 23 Jan. 2007.
  • Christopher Duggan. The Force of Destiny: A History of Italy Since 1796. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2008) p. 4-5.

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