Leo Delibes(1836-1891), French composer, he studied music from his mother first, then moved to Paris and entered the Paris Conservatory. From 1853 he was accompanist at the Theatre-Lyrique and organist at the churches; 1865-72, he was assistant chorusmaster at the Opera. He began producing light operas most at Offenbach's Bouffes-Parisiens. From 1881 he was professor at the Paris Conservatory. He composed operas and ballet music. His most popular works are: Coppelia(ballet) and Lakme(opera).