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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

MPAL Exhibits 2018-2019: Georges Bizet's 180th Birthday

Documents exhibits at the Music and Performing Arts Library during the 2018-2019 academic year.

About Georges Bizet

October 25th marks the 180th birthday of French composer Georges Bizet.  Due to the particular tastes of the opera theatres during the Romantic Era, most of Bizet's compositions were dismissed and ignored.  Most of Bizet's works did not reach critical acclaim, save for one opera that was only widely recognized after his death.

Bizet's work Carmen reached international success within ten years of it's premiere performance in 1875.  It has become one of the most frequently performed operas.  Several versions of Carmen can be found in the MPAL collection on LP, CD and DVD.

Please see the links in the left and right columns for more information about Georges Bizet and his works at he Music and Performing Arts Library. (Note:  Some resources are in French).

Pictures from the Georges Bizet Exhibit

Items in collection