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Georges Bizet

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Pearl Fishers

November 5, 2010 The Pearl Fishers shows that there's more to Georges Bizet's music than 'Carmen'.

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Anita Rachvelishvili as Carmen

March 19, 2010 Sex, smuggling, murder and great tunes: Bizet's Carmen is an opera-goer's guilty pleasure.

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Studio Sessions

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July 30, 2008 From Kahului, Hawaii, this week's gifted young musicians play music by Bizet and Khachaturian.

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Interviews & Profiles

Maria Callas as Turandot

February 15, 2010 The late, great opera diva continues to thrill and divide audiences with her distinctive sound.

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September 22, 2007 The title character in Bizet's opera Carmen is a role model for some, a threat to others.

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News

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March 3, 2008 The famed tenor possessed a robust voice imbued with the warmth of Italian sunshine.

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More Stories

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November 15, 2007 Abu Dhabi has grand plans to become a technological and cultural mecca.

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The tortured relationship between Carmen (mezzo-soprano Beatrice Uria-Monzon) and Don Jose (tenor Roberto Alagna) is at the center of one of opera's biggest blockbusters.

April 1, 2011 Georges Bizet is only known for one opera — but he packs more hummable tunes than usual into it.

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February 27, 2009 During Bizet's lifetime, his opera The Pearl Fishers was a bigger hit than Carmen.

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January 16, 2009 With its graphic violence and overt sensuality,"Carmen" is among the world's most popular operas.

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The Toreador march from Bizet's Carmen has popped up in some unlikely places, including the 1960s TV show Gilligan's Island.

March 8, 2013 A song for a Spanish toreador from French opera is a favorite of filmmakers — and the shipwrecked.

Know your rallentando from your accelerando? Opera singers must follow the composer's musical road signs.

February 1, 2012 Opera singers must obey the musical traffic signals, knowing an accelerando from a rallentando.

Tenors may be characterized as head-strong and unpredictable, but they can produce pretty sounds.

November 30, 2011 If you're talking about the kings of the high Cs, make sure you know your facts from fabrications.

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  • Artist: Giuseppe di Stefano
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