Adolphe Adam
Leon Carvalho
Jacques Offenbach
Charles Gounod
Camille Saint-Saens

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Léo Delibes

Knowledge Identifier: +Leo_Delibes


Leo Delibes

French composer of ballets, operas, and other works for the stageadd

Category: Music (650)

Born in 1836.

Countries: France (70%), (20%), Russia (5%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Adolphe Adam, Opera-Comique, Jean-Vital Jammes

Linked to: British Airways




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Leo Delibes was born in 1836 add something


Starting in 1847, Delibes studied composition at the Paris Conservatoire as a student of Adolphe Adam. add something


Leon Carvalho - He gave up singing and took on the direction of the Théâtre Lyrique in 1856, where he presented works by Beethoven, Mozart, Rossini, Weber, but most importantly opened his doors to new French composers turned down by the Opéra and the Opéra-Comique, such as Berlioz, Gounod, Bizet, Saint-Saëns and Delibes (Léo_Delibes)


Jules Massenet - Massenet completed and orchestrated Leo Delibes' unfinished opera Kassya.


In 1867 Delibes composed the divertissement Le jardin anime for a revival of the Joseph Mazilier/Adolphe Adam ballet Le corsaire. add something


Delibes achieved true fame in 1870 with the success of his ballet Coppelia; its title referred to a mechanical dancing doll that distracts a village swain from his beloved and appears to come to life. add something


In 1871, at the age of 35, the composer married Leontine Estelle Denain. add something


Jean-Vital Jammes - He sang at the Opéra de Marseille before returning to Paris in 1871 to join the Opéra-Comique at the Salle Favart, where he sang in the premieres of several more operas and operettas including Offenbach's "Fantasio" and Delibes (Léo_Delibes)' "Le roi l'a dit" as well as the company's first performances of Gounod's "Roméo et Juliette" and "Le médecin malgré lui"


Pierre Loti - The book inspired the 1883 opera "Lakmé" by Léo Delibes


LAKME, opera composed in 1883.


Quoted from a diary entry for October 9, 1886. add something


Leo Delibes died in 1891 add something


He died in Paris from natural causes on 16 January 1891, at the age of 54 add something


Louise Kirkby Lunn - Winning a scholarship in her second year, she took the role of Margaret in Schumann's "Genoveva" in a College production at Drury Lane in December 1893, and as the Marquise de Montcontour in Delibes (Léo_Delibes)' "Le roi l'a dit" at the Prince of Wales Theatre a year later


Andre Messager - In New York in November 1918, with the Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, he recorded "Les Chasseresses" and "Cortège de Bacchus" from "Sylvia" by Delibes (Léo_Delibes), Sérénade and Mules from "Impressions d'Italie" by Charpentier, the Bacchanale from "Samson et Dalila" and the Prelude to "Le Déluge", both by Saint-Saëns, and 4½-minute extracts from "Capriccio Espagnol" by Rimsky-Korsakov and from "Le Rou


Cinderella (Ashton) - At one point Delibes (Léo_Delibes)' "Sylvia" seemed the most likely choice , but in the late spring of 1948 Prokofiev's "Cinderella" was selected as the score Ashton would choreograph