Full Name: 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 (20)
- 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