Georges Bizet (1838-1875)



Famous Works Involving Orchestra

Carmen Suite No. 1, Carmen Suite No. 2, Jeux d’enfants

Fun Facts

  • Bizet was a child prodigy. His mother was an accomplished pianist, and his father was a voice teacher. They gave Bizet his first music lesson.
  • Bizet’s early keyboard and orchestral compositions were unsuccessful. It was not until later in his life that they became popular.
  • His birth name was Alexandre César Léopold.

Get to know Bizet in this video by Columbus Symphony Bassoonist Doug Fisher!

Upcoming Columbus Symphony Concerts Featuring Bizet’s Music

  • None at this time

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