Bizet ( 1838-1875) was a French composer. He was born in Paris and is best remembered for his opera Carmen which was written in 1875. Bizet came from a musical family. His father was a singer and teacher, his mother a givted pianist. Even at a young age his musical ability was obvious. He was admitted to the Paris Conservatory of music at the age of 9. His works were admired by many of his colleagues including, Berlioz, Gounod, Saint-Saens and List.
He is best known for his operas. Some of his more famous works include L'Arlesienne Suites, Carmen, and the Symphony in C. It wasn't until the 20th century that his works were regularly performed. Many of his manuscripts were lost after his death. Others were revised by other composers and publishers often making it difficult to identify which editions are his.