Léo Delibes

Léo Delibes Sheet Music

  • Born: 21st February 1836
  • Died: 16th January 1891
  • Birthplace: Saint-Germain-du-Val, now part of La Flèche (Sarthe), France

Clément Philibert Léo Delibes 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.