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The World's Greatest Music
The best of French composers – and quite a cosmopolitan bunch they were too.
Poor Bizet hadn’t had much success with his operas before Carmen either. The main Parisian theatres preferred the established classical works to efforts from newcomers. One critic wrote of Bizet’s 1863 opera, The Pearl Fishers that “There were neither fishermen in the libretto nor pearls in the music.” ‘That’s not fair,’ says Katherine, ‘because the Pearl Fishers, which is set in Ceylon – or modern day Sri Lanka - has one of opera’s most beautiful duets.’
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