Georges Bizet was bornon 25 October 1838 in Paris, France, French, is Composer. Georges Bizet was a Romantic era French composer best known for his final work, ‘Carmen,’ an opera in four acts. Trained at the Paris Conservatoire under well-known teachers like Antoine François Marmontel, Pierre-Joseph-Guillaume Zimmermann, Charles Gounod and Fromental Halévy, he won the prestigious Prix de Rome at the age of nineteen. Thereafter, he spent three years in Rome before returning to Paris, where he spent the rest of his short life, composing music. Although he was a great pianist, he hardly ever performed in public and spent his time and energy on composing marvelous pieces. Unfortunately, very few of them received attention during his lifetime and many of the manuscripts were lost in the intervening years. It was only from the end of the nineteenth century that his works started being rediscovered or revived. However, their true worth started being recognized only from the early twentieth century. Today he has been acclaimed as a brilliant composer, whose early death was a tremendous loss to French music.
However, Jean believed that he was Adolphe Bizet's child and came to know about his true paternity in 1913, years after Bizet’s death
Although he recovered temporarily, on 3 June 1875 he had a second attack and died from it
In 1874, while he was working on ‘Carmen’ he was severely afflicted with throat issues, which recurred again in March 1875 and then in May
The couple had one son, Jacques Bizet, born in 1871
On 3 June 1869, Georges Bizet married Geneviève Halévy, the younger daughter of composer Jacques-Fromental Halévy
Bizet also had another son, Jean Reiter, born in 1862, out of a liaison with the family's housekeeper, Marie Reiter