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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
Georges Bizet by
Call Number: ML410.B59 B37 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Carmen [videorecording] : opera in quattro atti by
Call Number: DVD M1500 C376 2008
Publication Date: 2008
Carmen, a beautiful Gypsy, woos the corporal Don José. Their relationship leads to his rejection of his former love, mutiny against his superior, and joining a gang of smugglers. His jealousy when she turns from him to the bullfighter Escamillo leads him to murder Carmen.
The fair maid of Perth. by
Call Number: CDISC M1500 .B59J6B4 2000
Publication Date: 2000
Libretto by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Jules Adenis after Walter Scott’s novel The fair maid of Perth; English version by Paul England.
"A live performance from 1949"--Container.