Balbi, Giovan Battista (opera) [Giambattista, Giovanni Battista; ‘Il Tasquino’]
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(fl 1636–57). Italian choreographer, dancer, stage designer and impresario. Probably born in Venice, he apparently was well known in 1637 when, in the libretto for Francesco Manelli’s Andromeda, he was cited as ‘Veneziano Ballarino celebre’. Over the next seven years he continued to provide choreography for Venetian operas, including Manelli’s ...