Georges Bizet

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Birthday
25, 1838
Birthplace
Paris, France
Death Date
Jun 3, 1875 (36)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
25, 1838
Birthplace
Paris, France
Death Date
Jun 3, 1875 (36)

About

Romantic-era composer of the immortal operatic masterpiece "Carmen" one of his only successes. Other works, such as "Les pĂȘcheurs de perles," struggled to find an audience.

Before Fame

He entered the Paris Conservatoire two weeks before he turned 10, greatly impressing his teachers, especially famed professor of piano Pierre-Joseph-Guillaume Zimmermann.

Trivia

He died of a heart attack not long before "Carmen" became a success.

Family Life

His father was a self-taught vocal instructor, and his mother was an accomplished pianist. He married Genevieve Halevy on June 3, 1869, and they had one child together.

Associated With

He impressed Franz Liszt at a dinner party in France with his piano demonstration.