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Georges Bizet

Composer Georges Bizet

Full Name: Alexandre César Léopold Bizet
Profession: Composer


Biography: 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.

Born: October 25, 1838
Birthplace: Paris, France
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: June 3, 1875 (aged 36)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

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Married Life

  • 1869-06-03 French "Carmen" composer Georges Bizet (30) weds Genevieve Halevy (20)

Historical Events

  • 1863-09-10 Georges Bizet's opera "Les Pêcheurs de Perles" premieres in Paris
  • 1863-09-29 Opera "The Pearl Fishers" (Les Pêcheurs de Perles) by Bizet is first produced at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris
  • 1875-03-03 Georges Bizet's last and greatest opera "Carmen" premieres in 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"
  • 2018-08-23 Tenor Plácido Domingo sings his 150th opera role in Bizet’s “The Pearl Fishers” at the Salzburg Festival, Austria

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