Born on February 21, 1836, in Saint-Germain-du-Val, France, Clément Philibert Léo Delibes displayed an innate talent for music from a young age. Raised in a family of musicians, Delibes received a solid musical education, studying at the Paris Conservatoire under revered composers such as François Benoist and Adolphe Adam. His passion for music, coupled with his rigorous training, laid the groundwork for a prolific career that would revolutionize the world of opera and ballet.