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Georges Bizet

French composer
(1838-75)




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Bizet's most famous work was the opera Carmen (1875), one of the most popular operas ever written. Other notable examples of Bizet music: Les Pêcheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers); La Jolie Fille de Perth (The Fair Maid of Perth); and the incidental music to Alphonse Daudet's play, L'Arlésienne.


Georges Bizet, 1875 (image)


Georges Bizet, 1875.
(Photo: Etienne Carjat.)


Bizet's Carmen - 1896 poster (image)

Poster for a late 19th century American production of Bizet's Carmen, starring Rosabel Morrison as Carmen, and under the management of Edw. J. Abraham. Date: c.1896.

A copy of this poster is held by the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division.


Costume designs for Carmen by Fyodor Fedorovsky, 1907 (image)

Costume designs by Fyodor Fedorovsky for a Russian production of Bizet's opera Carmen in c. 1907.
Date should be 1907, according to list of author's stage works


1915 Carmen revival, Metropolitan Opera, New York (image)

Publicity photos for the 1915 revival of Bizet's opera Carmen at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, in January 1915, starring Enrico Caruso (as Don José) and Geraldine Farrar (as Carmen).

Source: The Victrola Book of Opera, published by The Victor Talking Machine Company,
Camden N.J. in 1921.





Bizet - Carmen - poster (c. 1939) image

A poster for a performance of Bizet's opera, Carmen, in the Philharmonic Auditorium, Los Angeles, c. 1939. (This poster is held in the WPA Posters Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.)


Bizet's Carmen on 1967 Hungary stamp (image)

Bizet's opera, Carmen, as depicted on this 1967 postage stamp from Hungary.


The Pearl Fishers at the Met, New York, 1916 (image)

A scene from Act II of the 1916 Metropolitan Opera, New York, production of Les pêcheurs
de perles
(The Pearl Fishers) by Georges Bizet

Source: The Victrola Book of the Opera (Fifth Revised Edition ed.), published by the Victor Talking Machine Company.


Set design for The Pearl Fishers, 1886 (image)

Set design illustration for the final scene of Act 1 (duet of Leïla and Nadir) for a performance of Georges Bizet's opera Les pêcheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers) by Georges Bizet, which took place at La Scala, Milan, Italy, on 20 March 1886.

The set designer was Giovanni Zuccarelli (1846-1897) and the illustrator was Antonio Bonamore (1845-1907).

This illustration was published the Italian magazine Il Teatro illustrato (The Illustrated Theater) in April 1886. A copy of this magazine is held by the Bibliothèque nationale de France (National Library of France), Paris.





Carmen, an opera by Georges Bizet (image)

A scene from Bizet's opera, Carmen, as depicted on this postage stamp issued by San Marino in 1999.

The French sentence on the stamp, "Si je t'aime, prends garde à toi!" (If I love you, beware!) refer to the one of the opera's most famous arias.


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Note: This picture gallery page includes drawings, paintings, photos and images of Georges Bizet, his music, activities, friends and family, and the various places where the composer lived and wrote.


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