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Georges Bizet

Georges Bizet

Georges Bizet was a French composer of the romantic era. Best known for his operas in a career cut short by his early death, Bizet achieved few successes before his final work, Carmen, which has become one of the most popular and frequently performed works in the entire opera repertoire.

During a brilliant student career at the Conservatoire de Paris, he was recognised as an outstanding pianist, though he chose not to capitalise on this skill and rarely performed in public. Returning to Paris after almost three years in Italy, he found that the main Parisian opera theatres preferred the established classical repertoire to the works of newcomers. His keyboard and orchestral compositions were likewise largely ignored; as a result, his career stalled, and he earned his living mainly by arranging and transcribing the music of others. Restless for success, he began many theatrical projects during the 1860s, most of which were abandoned. Neither of his two operas that reached the stage in this time—Les pêcheurs de perles and La jolie fille de Perth—were immediately successful.

After the Franco-Prussian War of 1870–1871, during which Bizet served in the National Guard, he had little success with his one-act opera Djamileh, though an orchestral suite derived from his incidental music to Alphonse Daudet's play L'Arlésienne was instantly popular. The production of Bizet's final opera, Carmen, was delayed because of fears that its themes of betrayal and murder would offend audiences. After its premiere on 3 March 1875, Bizet was convinced that the work was a failure; he died of a heart attack three months later, unaware that it would prove a spectacular and enduring success.

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French Opera Arias

French Opera Arias

Iris Hendrickx

Charles Gounod, Camille Saint-Saëns, Georges Bizet, Claude Debussy, Jacques Offenbach
Duo Gurfinkel Concertante

Duo Gurfinkel Concertante

Duo Gurfinkel

Camille Saint-Saëns, Amilcare Ponchielli, Georges Bizet, Serge Prokofjev, George Gershwin
Temps nouveau

Temps nouveau

Michèle Losier / Olivier Godin

Camille Saint-Saëns, César Franck, Jules Massenet, Charles Gounod, Georges Bizet
In Jest – Comic Art Songs

In Jest – Comic Art Songs

Julia Kogan

Lee Henry Hoiby,Johannes Brahms,Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,Leonard Bernstein,Henry Purcell,Maks Goldins,Francis Poulenc,George Gershwin,Georges Bizet,Camille Saint-saëns,Maurice Ravel,Franz Schubert,Hugo Wolf,Erik Satie,Isabelle Aboulker,Claude Debussy,William Bolcom,Frank Bridge