Full Name: Georges Bizet [Alexandre César Léopold Bizet]
Why Famous: French composer of the romantic era best known for his operas.
Bizet achieved little success before his final work "Carmen", which has become one of the most popular and frequently performed operas in the world.
- 1869-06-03 Composer Georges Bizet (30) weds Genevieve Halevy
- 1863-09-10 Georges Bizet's opera "Les Pêcheurs de Perles" premieres in Paris
- 1875-03-03 Georges Bizet's opera "Carmen" premieres (Paris)
- 1932-04-14 Bizet, Massine & Mira's "Jeux d'Enfants" premieres in Monte Carlo
- 1988-07-09 Jessye Norman begins recording Bizet's "Carmen"