HumanitiesWeb.org - Léo Delibes and his Opera Comique [Chronology]
HumanitiesWeb HumanitiesWeb
WelcomeHistoryLiteratureArtMusicPhilosophyResourcesHelp
Periods Alphabetically Nationality Topics Themes Forms Glossary
pixel

Delibes
Index
Selected Works
Recordings
Chronology
Related Materials

Search

Get Your Degree!

Find schools and get information on the program that’s right for you.

Powered by Campus Explorer

& etc
FEEDBACK

(C)1998-2013
All Rights Reserved.

Site last updated
26 June, 2013

Léo Delibes
(1836 - 1891)

Timeline
1836 Born 21 February, at Saint-Germain-du-Val in northwestern France
1847 He and his mother move to Paris after the death of his father, a civil servant
1848 Enters Paris Conservatory at early age of 12; he is later taught by Adolphe Adam, the composer of many popular stage works
1852 Joins the musical staff of the Théâtre- Lyrique, Paris
1856 His first work for the stage, the operetta Deux sous de charbon, is well received
1863 Appointed accompanist, then assistant chorus master, at the Paris Opéra
1866 His first ballet, La Source, composed with Louis Minkus, is also a hit
1870 Writes the ballet Coppélia for the Paris Opéra
1881 Becomes professor of composition at the Paris Conservatoire de Musique
1891 Dies 16 January
Personae

Terms Defined

Referenced Works