Antonio Sacchini

Opera composer, Composer

1730 – 1786

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Who was Antonio Sacchini?

Antonio Maria Gasparo Sacchini was an Italian composer, most famous for his operas.

Sacchini was born in Florence, but raised in Naples, where he received his musical education. He made a name for himself as a composer of serious and comic opera in Italy before moving to London, where he produced works for the King's Theatre. He spent his final years in Paris, becoming embroiled in the musical dispute between the followers of the composers Gluck and Niccolò Piccinni. His early death in 1786 was blamed on his disappointment over the apparent failure of his opera Œdipe à Colone. However, when the work was revived the following year, it quickly became one of the most popular in the 18th-century French repertoire.

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Born
Jun 14, 1730
Florence
Also known as
  • Sacchini, Antonio
Nationality
  • Italy
Profession
Lived in
  • Campania
  • Florence
Died
Oct 6, 1786
Paris

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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