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Léo Delibes (1836-1891)

Information about the composer Léo Delibes and his operas.

A French composer.



Recommended recordings on CD

Sébastian/Robin/Luca (Naxos Historical 8.111235-36)


A superb recording from 1952 featuring an all-French cast headed by the great soprano Mado Robin.

Paris Opéra Comique Chorus, Paris Opéra Comique Orchestra, conducted by Georges Sébastian, 1952.

Cast: Mado Robin (Lakmé), Libero De Luca (Gérald), Jean Borthayre (Nilakantha), Agnès Disney (Mallika).

Naxos Historical 8.111235-36 (mono)

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Plasson/Dessay/Kunde (EMI Classics 7243 CDS5 56569-2)

CDS5 56569-2

The latest recording surpasses all others, with excellent performances and superb sound.

Toulouse Capitole Chorus, Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conducted by Michel Plasson, 1997.

Cast: Natalie Dessay (Lakmé), Gregory Kunde (Gérald), José van Dam (Nilakantha), Delphine Haidan (Mallika).

EMI Classics 7243 CDS5 56569-2