Leo Delibes

1836 - 1891

French

Biography

Leo Delibes was born on February 21st 1836 in Saint-Germain-du-Val. His mother was a talented amateur musician and he was the grandson of an opera singer. In 1847, Delibes began studies at the Paris Conservatory, learning composition with Adolphe Adam. In his second year of study, he began having voice lessons, although his organ playing would surpass his skills as a singer. He played for rehearsals and was chorus master at the Paris Opéra from 1864 and was appointed as organist for Saint-Pierre-de-Chaillot in 1865. The work that brought him into the public’s attention in earnest was his first ballet, Coppélia, in 1870. His output is known to have had significant influence upon Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saëns and Debussy, with Tchaikovsky holding Delibes, and his ballet Sylvia, in particularly high esteem. Delibes died at the age of 54 on January 16th 1891 in Paris.

Performances

20th August 2022

PERFORMERS
Les Symphonistes d'Aquitaine
CONDUCTOR
Philippe Mestres
LOCATION
Théâtre Comoedia, Marmande, France

27th September 2022

PERFORMERS
Oper Berlin
LOCATION
Philharmonie, Großer Saal, Berlin, Germany

28th September 2022

SOLOISTS
Sabine Devieilhe
PERFORMERS
Orchestre Pygmalion
CONDUCTOR
Raphaël Pichon
LOCATION
Salle Favart, Paris, France

30th September 2022

SOLOISTS
Sabine Devieilhe
PERFORMERS
Orchestre Pygmalion
CONDUCTOR
Raphaël Pichon
LOCATION
Salle Favart, Paris, France

2nd October 2022

SOLOISTS
Sabine Devieilhe
PERFORMERS
Orchestre Pygmalion
CONDUCTOR
Raphaël Pichon
LOCATION
Salle Favart, Paris, France