Published on August 26th, 2012 11:26 PM
- Bizet was a very precocious musical child prodigy. He was reading music at the age of four, played the piano very proficiently at age six, and at age nine he was able to play all Mozart sonatas from memory. He was admitted at a young age to the Conservatoire de Paris and won in 1857 the prestigious Prix de Rome.
- Bizet married the daughter of one of his music teachers, composer Jacques-François Fromental Halévy, who wrote La Juive.