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Léo Delibes


Léo Delibes was the initial notable author of ballet to emerge following the loss of life of Rameau, the artwork of ballet structure having suffered an interval of neglect within the interim. Delibes was the first ever to build a full-length ballet rating with the treatment and distinction currently common among the very best opera composers; not merely could he generate buoyant, memorable music, but he shipped them in gleaming orchestrations. He also composed several operas, which Lakmé — which generated one well-known aria (the “Bell Melody”) along with a now-ubiquitous duet — may be the most widely known. Delibes examined on the Paris Conservatory under Adolphe Adam. In 1853, he became accompanist on the Théâtre-Lyrique, shifting towards the same placement on the esteemed Paris Opéra a decade afterwards. His great achievement as a author of music for the movie theater within the 1870s and early 1880s obtained him a professorship in structure in the conservatory in 1881, and regular membership within the French Institute in 1884. The French didn’t place much worth on instrumental music during Delibes’ youngsters, so the growing composer focused on light-hearted operettas and farces in the way of Offenbach. His 1st opportunity to focus on a big ballet score arrived in 1866, when he collaborated with Ludwig Minkus on La Resource. The success of the ballet led ultimately to commissions for both works that could again increase ballet music to its highest level: Coppélia (1870), predicated on a tale of E.T.A. Hoffmann, and Sylvia (1876), predicated on a mythological theme. The previous is still created frequently; both light, elegant works produced concert suites that, but not as common within the concert hall because they might be, have already been regularly recorded. In the meantime, Delibes honed his skill as an opera composer. Perhaps most obviously are his opéra comique Le Roi l’a dit (1873) and his much more serious, unique Lakmé (1883). Delibes’s chapel music (he once worked well as an organist) offers dropped by the wayside, as possess the majority of his multi-colored songs, apart from Les Filles de Cadiz, which exudes exactly the same Franco-Spanish surroundings as Bizet’s Carmen. His most significant work, obviously, was for the stage, especially those two 90-minute ballet ratings. Their significance, beyond their very own merits, may be the immediate influence that they had on Tchaikovsky, whose mastery from the symphonic ballet owes everything to Coppélia and Sylvia.

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Full Name Léo Delibes
Died January 16, 1891, Paris, France
Profession Composer
Education Conservatoire de Paris
Nationality French
Spouse Léontine Estelle Denain
Children Adolfo Delibes
Siblings Michel Delibes

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What If? 2016/I Short writer: "Sylvia: Pizzicato" completed
Bad Santa 2 2016 writer: "Lakmé - Flower Duet"
Set Me Free: Vol. I 2016 writer: "Sous le dôme épais où le blanc jasmin"
Angry Birds 2016 music: "Viens, Mallika, les liane en fleurs... Dôme épais le jasmin" - uncredited
Florence Foster Jenkins 2016 writer: "Lakmé - Bell Song"
Independent Lens 2016 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland 2016 writer: "FLOWER DUET" - as Delibes
Victor Frankenstein 2015 music: "Waltz from 'Coppélia'"
Invisible Ink 2015/II "Pizzicato from Sylvia", uncredited
Night People 2015 music: "The Flower Duet" from Lakmé
American Horror Story 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Dressmaker 2015/I writer: "Sous le dôme épais The Flower Duet" from "Lakmé"
Marguerite 2015 writer: "Duo des Fleurs" from Lakmé
Häiriötekijä 2015 writer: "Duo des fleurs"
Mar i cel 1.111. La festa 2015 TV Movie writer: "Duet de les flors"
Helix 2015 TV Series 1 episode
Sex, kofe, sigarety 2014 writer: "Valse Lente" from ballet "Coppélia".
Four Kinds of Love 2014 writer: "Divertissement - Pizzicato from the ballet Sylvia"
Penny Dreadful 2014 TV Series 1 episode
Historias de 'Con la muerte en los tacones': Asesina como puedas 2 2014 Short writer: "Divertissement - Pizzicato"
Don Peyote 2014 writer: "Flower Duet from Lakmé"
Dancing on Ice 2014 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Blackout 2013 lyrics: "No.2 - Duetto The Flower Duet" / music: "No.2 - Duetto The Flower Duet"
Endeavour 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Scary Movie 5 2013 writer: "Lakme - Flower Duet"
Barbie in the Pink Shoes 2013 writer: "Dance of the Chinese Doll Hailey Dance"
Parks and Recreation 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glee 2012 TV Series music - 1 episode
The Simpsons TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2005 - 2012 music - 1 episode, 1996
Branded 2012 writer: "Lakme: Lakme: Dome epais, Flower Duet"
Regular Show in Space 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
It's in the Blood 2012 writer: "Lakme-Flower Duet" - as Leo Delibes
Violet & Daisy 2011 writer: "Flower Duet"
The Bolshoi Ballet: Live from Moscow 2011 TV Series music - 1 episode
Mildred Pierce 2011 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Orange Juice in Bishop's Garden 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Misfits 2010 TV Series music - 1 episode
Gossip Girl 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Top Gear Australia 2010 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Griff the Invisible 2010 writer: "Sous Ie Dome Epais" The Flower Duet - as L. Delibes
Piranha 3D 2010 writer: "Lakme - Flower Duet"
Night of the Living Heads 2010 as Leo Delibes, "Bell"
Chatroom 2010 writer: "The Flower Duet" from Lakmé
Ojciec Mateusz 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
White Collar 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tipical Spanish: Españolada a la plancha 2009 Short writer: "Divertissement"
House of Boys 2009 lyrics: "Flower Duet" / music: "Flower Duet"
Isa's stepz 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Con la muerte en los 2 tacones 2009 writer: "Divertissement - Pizzicato"
The Answer Man 2009 writer: "Flower Duet" from LAKME
The Slammin' Salmon 2009 writer: "Coppelia Ballet Suite Act I No. I B Valse Lente" - as Leo Delibes
The IT Crowd 2008 TV Series music - 1 episode
Banda sonora 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bronson 2008 writer: "Viens, Mallika Flower Duet"
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 2008 writer: "The Flower Duet" - uncredited
Sex and the City 2008 writer: "Flower Duet"
Katastrofin aineksia 2008 Documentary "Pizzicato from Sylvia"
What Just Happened 2008 writer: "Bell Song" - as Delibes
Clatterford 2008 TV Series 1 episode
Flash Gordon 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Chuck 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Die Operngala der Stars 2007 TV Movie music: "Flower Duet: Viens, Mallika, ... Dôme épais"
Chez Maupassant 2007 TV Series music - 1 episode
Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále 2006 writer: "Coppelia - Alpenglow", "Coppelia - Prayer"
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Superman Returns 2006 music: "Viens, Mallika, les liane en fleurs... Dôme épais le jasmin" - uncredited
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties 2006 writer: "Pizzicato from Sylvia" 1876
The Oh in Ohio 2006 writer: "Dome Epais Lakme Flower Duet" - as L. Delibes
End of the Spear 2005 writer: "Flower Duet from Lakmé" - as Leo Dilibes
In Her Shoes 2005 writer: "Waltz from 'Coppélia'" 1870
Romancing the Wind 2005 Short "Flower Duet"
Smallville 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Delibes Lakme 2004 TV Short music: "Lakmé" excerpt
Nip/Tuck 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Decoys 2004 writer: "Viens, Mallika Dome Epais ou le Blanc Jasmin"
Monsieur Ibrahim 2003 writer: "Waltz"
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life 2003 "Flower Duet from Lakmé"
It's All About Love 2003 writer: "Scéne et Valse de Swanilda"
Dead Heat 2002 writer: "Lakme" - as Leo Delibes
Showboy 2002 writer: "First Movement From the Ballet Sylvia" - as Leo Delibes
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2002 writer: "Waltz" - as Delibes
Meet the Parents 2000 writer: "Flower Duet" - uncredited
Före stormen 2000 writer: "Lakmé. Les fleurs me paraissent plus belles"
Center Stage 2000 music: "Coppélia - Mazurka"
Sarah Brightman in Concert 1998 TV Movie music: "Les filles du Cadiz"
The Phantom of the Opera 1998 music: "Lakmé: Air des clochettes"
Friends 1998 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dinner and Driving 1997 writer: "Lakme - Flower Duet" - as Delibes
The Cartoon Cartoon Show 1997 TV Series music - 1 episode
Cats Don't Dance 1997 writer: "Pizzicato from 'Sylvia'"
Private Parts 1997 writer: "Flower Duet From Lachme" - as Leo Delibes
Hercules 1997/I Video music: "Sylvia - Pizzicati" - uncredited
The American President 1995 writer: "Viens, Mallika"
The Celluloid Closet 1995 Documentary writer: "Flower Duet Sous le dôme épais from Lakme" - uncredited
Babe 1995 music: "Pizzicati"
The Ren & Stimpy Show TV Series music - 6 episodes, 1991 - 1995 writer - 2 episodes, 1991 - 1992
Taz-Mania 1994 TV Series music - 1 episode
Ren & Stimpy: Stimpy's Invention 1993 Video Game music: "Sylvia - Pizzicati" - uncredited
The Good Kisser of Manila 1993 Short music: "The Flower Duet Dôme épais le jasmin"
Carlito's Way 1993 writer: "Lakmé" - as Leo DeLibes
Animaniacs 1993 TV Series music - 1 episode
True Romance 1993 writer: "Sous le dôme épais où le blanc jasmin"
The Wonder Years 1992 TV Series music - 1 episode
Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation 1992 Video music: "Sylvia - Pizzicati" - uncredited
Van Gogh 1991 music: "Où va la jeune indoue L'air des clochettes" - uncredited
Tiny Toon Adventures 1990-1991 TV Series music - 3 episodes
Salute Your Shorts 1991 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Someone to Watch Over Me 1987 writer: "Viens Malika... Dôme épais le jasmin" Duet from opéra-comique "Lakmé"
Five Corners 1987 writer: "Lakmé"
I've Heard the Mermaids Singing 1987 writer: "Viens, Mallika, les liane en fleurs from Lakmé"
Pandemonium 1987 writer: "Lakme"
The Hunger 1983 music: "Lakmé: The Flower Duet"
Archipel des amours 1983 music: "Sylvia - extraits"
Modern Problems 1981 music: "Excerpts from the ballet 'Coppelia'"
Baryshnikov: Live at Wolf Trap 1976 TV Movie music: "Coppélia: Pas de Deux"
Chorus and Principals on Stage Please: The Making of Lakme 1976 Documentary music: "Lakmé excerpts"
Sixpack Annie 1975 music: "Pizzicato" - uncredited
The Vampire Lovers 1970 music: "Mazurka" - uncredited
Music on 2 1970 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bonne nuit les petits 1963 TV Series short music - 1 episode
Die schöne Lurette 1960 music: "La Belle Lurette" 1880
Circus of Horrors 1960 music: "Waltz" - uncredited
Ford Star Jubilee 1955 TV Series writer - 1 episode
We're Not Married! 1952 music: "Waltz from 'Coppelia'" - uncredited
Old Mother Riley, Headmistress 1950 music: "Sylvia" - uncredited
The Red Shoes 1948 music: "Danse de la poupée" - uncredited
Three Daring Daughters 1948 writer: "PASSEPIED" - uncredited
It Happened in Brooklyn 1947 music: "The Bell Song Où va la jeune Indoue ?" - uncredited
Carnegie Hall 1947 music: "Bell Song L'Air des clochettes", "Ah !... Par les dieux inspirés... Où va la jeune indoue" - uncredited
Holiday in Mexico 1946 music: "Les filles de Cadix" - uncredited
Two Sisters from Boston 1946 music: "When Romance Passes By" 1946 - uncredited
Man of Evil 1944 music: "Coppelia" - uncredited
Jive Junction 1943 music: "Bell Song" 1883
Cairo 1942 music: "Les Filles de Cadix" 1885 - uncredited
Florian 1940 music: "Marche et cortege de Bacchus" - uncredited
Young Man's Fancy 1939 music: "Coppelia" - uncredited
Broadway Serenade 1939 music: "Les Filles de Cadix" 1885 - uncredited
That Certain Age 1938 music: "Les Filles de Cadiz" - uncredited
Love and Hisses 1937 music: "The Bell Song"
Maytime 1937 writer: "Les filles de Cadix"
I Dream Too Much 1935 music: "Bell Song" from the opera "Lakmé" 1881-82 - as Delibes
The Women Around Larsson 1934 music: "La Source" - uncredited
Maskerade 1934 writer: "Mazurka"
Monkey Business 1931 writer: "Pizzicato" 1876 - uncredited
Syncopation 1929 writer: "Bell Song" - uncredited
The Last Days of Pompeii 1913 writer: "Coppelia", "Sylvia" - as Delibes

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Lakmé 2011 music by
Sylvia 2007 TV Movie music by
Coppélia, A ballet in three acts 2000 TV Movie music by
Coppélia 1990 TV Movie music by
Live from Lincoln Center 1978 TV Series music by - 1 episode
Lakmé 1976 TV Movie music by
Coppelia 1968 TV Movie music by
Die schöne Lurette 1960 music revisor
Coppélia 1957 TV Movie music by
For the Children 1950 TV Series music by - 1 episode

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