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Georges Bizet

Born: 1838. Died: 1875. Lived in: France

Georges Bizet was a French composer of the Romantic era. Best known for his operas in a career cut short by his early death, Bizet achieved few successes before his final work, Carmen, which has become one of the most popular and frequently performed works in the entire opera repertoire.

During a brilliant student career at the Conservatoire de Paris, Bizet won many prizes, including the prestigious Prix de Rome in 1857. He was recognised as an outstanding pianist, though he chose not to capitalise on this skill and rarely performed in public. Returning to Paris after almost three years in Italy, he found that the main Parisian opera theatres preferred the established classical repertoire to the works of newcomers. His keyboard and orchestral compositions were likewise largely ignored; as a result, his career stalled, and he earned his living mainly by arranging and transcribing the music of others. Restless for success, he began many theatrical projects during the 1860s, most of which were abandoned. Neither of his two operas that reached the stage in this time-Les pecheurs de perles and La jolie fille de Perth-were immediately successful.

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Georges Bizet : The Pearl Fishers - An Opera in Three Acts : Solo : Vocal Score : 029156141146  : 00-K06071

Georges Bizet : The Pearl Fishers - An Opera in Three Acts

"The Pearl Fishers" is an opera in three acts by the French composer Georges Bizet. It was first performed in September of 1863 at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris. Set in ancient times on the island of Ceylon, the opera is a story of how two men's vow of eternal friendship is threatened by their love for the same woman, whose own dilemma is the conflict between secular love and her sacred oath as a priestess. This is the vocal score of the work, with French and English texts, and with piano accompaniment. 202 pages.

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Voicing: Solo | 10942b | Vocal Score | $32.95


Georges Bizet : Carmen - An Opera in Four Acts : Solo : Chorus Parts : 029156148114  : 00-K06099

Georges Bizet : Carmen - An Opera in Four Acts

"Carmen" is an opera in four acts by the French composer Georges Bizet. The opera, which became Bizet's most famous work, was first performed at the Opéra-Comique in Paris, on March 3, 1875, and was not at first particularly successful; its initial run extended to 36 performances. Before this run was concluded, Bizet died suddenly, and thus knew nothing of the opera's later celebrity. This is the choral score of the work, with French and English texts, and without notated accompaniment. 79 pages.

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Voicing: Solo | 10943b | Chorus Parts | $13.95


Georges Bizet : Twenty Melodies for Soprano or Tenor : Solo : Songbook : 029156151107  : 00-K06831

Georges Bizet : Twenty Melodies for Soprano or Tenor

Contains twenty of Bizet's best-known songs in French text. Is also available for Mezzo Soprano or Baritone (Item #K06832).

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Voicing: Solo | 10947b | Songbook | $17.95


Georges Bizet : Twenty Melodies : Solo : Songbook : 029156136357  : 00-K06832

Georges Bizet : Twenty Melodies

Contains twenty of Bizet's best-known songs in French text. Is also available for Soprano or Tenor (Item #K06831).

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Voicing: Solo | 10948b | Songbook | $17.95


Georges Bizet : Carmen : Solo : Full Score : 9780486258201 : 06-258203

Georges Bizet : Carmen

An unabridged replica of the Peters, Leipzig edition in full-score of the world's most popular opera.

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Voicing: Solo | 10949b | Full Score | $34.95


Georges Bizet : Carmen : Solo : Vocal Score : 9780486418926 : 06-418928

Georges Bizet : Carmen

The musical story of a gypsy girl and the bullfighter and a soldier who vie for her favors, Carmen offers an irresistible combination of highly original music in a romantic and exotic setting. This inexpensive, authoritative edition of one of the world's most popular operas presents the classic Schirmer edition of 1895 in the original French with a complete English singing version by Dr. Theodore Baker. Indispensable for singers, chorus, and rehearsal pianists, this beautiful engraved volume will delight performers and all devotees of great operatic literature. Lists of credits, characters, and contents. English stage directions. Text in French and English.

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Voicing: Solo | 10951b | Vocal Score | $24.95


Georges Bizet : Toreador's Song (from Carmen) : Solo : Songbook : 073999777369 : 04477736

Georges Bizet : Toreador's Song (from Carmen)

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Voicing: Solo | 10991b | Songbook | $6.95


Georges Bizet : Romance De Nadir : Solo : Songbook : 888680964733 : 48180000

Georges Bizet : Romance De Nadir

Arranged for tenor voice with piano accompaniment.

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Voicing: Solo | 10993b | Songbook | $8.95


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Ouvre ton Coeur : SSA : Tucker Biddlecombe : Songbook : WLG123 : 884088140892

Tucker Biddlecombe : Ouvre ton Coeur

With its Spanish flair evocative of Carmen, this exciting arrangement for SSA choir and piano provides a wonderful opportunity for treble and women's choirs to showcase their performance attitude. Well suited to concerts, competitions or festivals. In French. Duration: approx. 2:35

Arranger: Tucker Biddlecombe | Country: France

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.35 | With Piano |
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