The composer of the world’s best loved opera died at the age of just 36 – convinced that his work was a complete failure. The letters and personal diaries of Georges Bizet reveal a personality torn between social acceptance and artistic success.
It would be five years after his death before Carmen returned to the Paris stage to rapturous reviews. We travel to Paris and Rome to follow in the footsteps of his brief but productive life. In between we follow the rehearsals for a production in Orange, France.
The great composer’s life is revealed by his principal biographer and his work by the contemporary singers, musicians and conductor of the beloved Carmen.
Not Enough Bizet FootstepsApril 23, 2013By Jesse Joseph (New York, NY)See All My Reviews"This is quite an interesting DVD but it could have been better. Unfortunately, Bizet is another composer who died very young. He wrote only one great opera and in my opinion a near great opera even it does have a weak libretto but oh what melodies. The film is worth buying since aside from Bizet's life, there are excerpts from many of his orchestral works along with his two operas. The DVD is somewhat superficial but it is still worth buying or renting for those people who like Bizet or want to finding out more information about him."Report Abuse