Bizet, Georges (opera) (Alexandre César Léopold )
- Hugh Macdonald
(b Paris, 25 Oct 1838; d Bougival, nr Paris, 3 June 1875). French composer . His short career was very largely devoted to opera in various genres, reaching a remarkable climax in 1875 with the supremely well-crafted Carmen. This is one of the best-known of all operas, yet it followed a succession of complete, incomplete and projected works (a total of 30 in Winton Dean’s listing in ...