Antonio Sacchini, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Antonio Sacchini

Italian opera composer

Date of Birth: 14-Jun-1730

Place of Birth: Florence, Tuscany

Date of Death: 06-Oct-1786

Profession: composer, musicologist

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Antonio Sacchini

  • Antonio Maria Gasparo Gioacchino Sacchini (14 June 1730 – 6 October 1786) was an Italian composer, best known 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 Ĺ’dipe Ă  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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