Sunday, July 6, 2008
(1838-1875), French composer, studied at the Paris Conservatory, developed into a brilliant pianist, won 2nd and 1st prizes of the Prix de Rome, sebsequently studied in Rome, return to Paris in 1860 and actively involving in composition. he composed operas(Les Pecheurs de Perles, La Jolie Fille de Perth, Carmen etc), Suite-L'arlesienne, symphony in C, and piano pieces.
His last opera "Carmen" is the greatest of all operas-comiques. The opera's rise to universal popularity began with its very successful production in Octber 1875, three months after Bizet's death.