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Bizet: 10 facts about the great composer
Bizet started many theatrical projects during the 1860s, most of which he abandoned. Neither of the two operas that reached the stage - 'The Pearl Fishers' and 'La jolie fille de Perth' – were immediately successful. 'The Pearl Fishers' later won more popularity for its beautiful duet. Pictured is a 1954 production of 'The Pearl Fishers' at Sadler's Wells, London.