Léo Delibes

Léo Delibes or Clément Philibert Léo Delibes (* 21. February 1836 with Saint Germain you Val (Sarthe); † 16. January 1891 in Paris) was a French composer.


Delibes studied director of choir since 1848 to Paris conservatoires and became 1865at that Paris opera. 1870 became its ballet Coppélia (after E. T. A. Of Hoffmann narration the sand man) with triumphalem success at that Paris opera uraufgeführt. 1880 he became a professor for composition teachings to Paris conservatoires. To 14. April 1883 became Parisian at thatOpéra Comique its opera Lakmé uraufgeführt, which conquered world-wide the play plans of the opera houses later. 1884 he was selected to the member of the Académie Beaux kinds. After its death 1891 he was buried at that Paris cemetery Montmartre.


Delibes wrote since 1855 numerous operas, Operetten and ballet - Musiken. To its best and most successful works belong:

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