Bizet, Georges

(1838-1875)
   composer
   Best known for his operas, Georges Bizet was born in Paris, where he entered the Paris Conservatory at age 10. After a brilliant career as a student, he went on to win first place in the Grand prix de Rome (1857). Among the numerous works that he composed for the theater, certain of his opéras comiques and operas stand out: Les Pêcheurs de perles (1863), La Jolie Fille de Perth (1866), Djamileh (1871), and, above all, Carmen (1875), a masterpiece of French lyrical drama in which the music conveys the most eloquent interpretation of the characterization. Although not an immediate success, Carmen soon became one of the most popular works in operatic history. Bizet was an outstanding dramatist, and his style would have a strong influence on the verismo school of opera of the late 19th century. Bizet's other works include the Symphonie in C (1855); a work of his youth, Jeux d'enfants, 12 pieces for piano duet (1871); and the celebrated incidental music for the play l'Arlésienne (1872).

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  • Bizet, Georges — orig. Alexandre César Léopold Bizet born Oct. 25, 1838, Paris, France died June 3, 1875, Bougival French composer. Son of a music teacher, he gained admission to the Paris Conservatoire at age 9, and at age 17 he wrote the precocious Symphony in… …   Universalium

  • Bizet, Georges — ► (1838 75) Compositor francés. Destacó en la música escénica. Creó un estilo propio, elegante, fino y sencillo. Fue discípulo de Jacques François Halévy y Charles Gounod. Obras suyas son las suites Sinfonía en do mayor (1855), la cantata Clovis… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • BIZET, GEORGES —    an operatic composer, born at Paris; his greatest work Carmen ; died of heart disease shortly after its appearance (1838 1875) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Bizet — Bizet, Georges …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Georges Bizet — (* 25. Oktober 1838 in Paris als Alexandre César Léopold; † 3. Juni 1875 in Bougival bei Paris) war ein französischer Komponist der Romantik. Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Georges Bizet — (25 October 1838 – 3 June 1875) was a French composer and pianist of the Romantic era. He is best known for the opera Carmen .BiographyBizet was born at 28 rue de la Tour d Auvergne in the 9th arrondissement of Paris in 1838. He was registered… …   Wikipedia

  • Bizet — Georges Bizet « Bizet » redirige ici. Pour les autres significations, voir Bizet (homonymie). Georges Bizet …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bizet — (Georges) (1838 1875) compositeur français. Charme mélodique et brio de l instrumentation caractérisent la Symphonie en ut (1855), les Pêcheurs de perles (opéra, 1863), l Arlésienne (1872), Carmen (opéra comique, 1875) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Bizet — Bizet, Georges (1838 75) a French ↑composer best know for his ↑operas, which include Carmen and The Pearl Fishers …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Georges Bizet — « Bizet » redirige ici. Pour les autres significations, voir Bizet (homonymie). Georges Bizet …   Wikipédia en Français

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