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(French dəlib)
(Biography) (Clément Philibert) Léo (leo). 1836–91, French composer, noted particularly for his ballets Coppélia (1870) and Sylvia (1876), and the opera Lakmé (1883)
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(Clément Philibert) Léo, 1836–91, French composer.
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Noun1.Delibes - French composer of operas (1836-1891)
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Gounod had conducted the Funeral March of a Marionnette; Reyer, his beautiful overture to Siguar; Saint Saens, the Danse Macabre and a Reverie Orientale; Massenet, an unpublished Hungarian march; Guiraud, his Carnaval; Delibes, the Valse Lente from Sylvia and the Pizzicati from Coppelia.
Set on the backdrop of a beautiful garden party, it will see highlights such as Delibes' Flower Duet, Vaughan Williams' Blue Larkspur in a Garden as well as classics from the likes of Mozart, Lehar and Scottish Opera composer-inresidence Samuel Bordoli.
The message will be illustrated with the flower duet from the Delibes opera "Lakme," sung by Solange Sior, soprano, and Karen Archbold, mezzo-soprano.
MUSCAT: In collaboration with Roja Parfums, a perfume has been designed for the opera house to reflect the exotic floral and east and west cultural references inherent in Leo Delibes' stunning opera.
At the memorial dinner, Van Hagen showed her range and sang in several languages -Strauss' 'Allerseelen,' about All Souls' Day; Schubert's 'Nacht und Traume' and 'Standchen,' both quiet and poetic songs about the night and dreams; De Falla's 'Siete Canciones Populares Espanolas'; Handel's 'Lascia ch'io pianga,' a prayer for mercy; Monteverdi's 'Lamento Della Ninfa,' a lamentation on fate; Dvorak's 'Song to the Moon'; Puccini's 'O Mio Babbino Caro,' about simplicity and love; Caccini's 'Amarilli,' based on the story of Amaryllis who pierces her breast every night to call for her lover; Delibes' 'Les filles de Cadix'; and 'Ave Maria' by Bach/Gounod.
Todos estos rasgos permiten definir a los monumentos megaliticos con este emplazamiento como "dolmenes de fondo de valle" (Delibes y Santonja, 1986: 136; Delibes et al., 1997: 800).
The spectacularly colourful and buoyant first half of Coppelia , set to the delightful music of Leo Delibes and the story of ETA Hoffmann, shows the young lovers Franz and Swanilda intrigued by what appears to be the beautiful daughter of the mysterious toymaker Dr Coppelius.
The Royal Ballet Sinfonia, conducted by Koen Kessels, perform Delibes music superbly.