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Léo Delibes

Born 21 February 1836. Died 16 January 1891.
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Herold, Adam and Delibes

Donald Macleod on the life and work of Ferdinand Herold, Adolphe Adam and Leo Delibes

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Biography

Clément Philibert Léo Delibes (21 February 1836 – 16 January 1891) was a French composer of ballets, operas, and other works for the stage. His most notable works include ballets Coppélia (1870) and Sylvia (1876) as well as the operas Le roi l'a dit (1873) and Lakmé (1883). Some musicologists believe that the ballet in Gounod's Faust was actually composed by Delibes. He died in Paris from natural causes on 16 January 1891, at the age of 54. He was buried in the Cimetière de Montmartre in Paris.

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