Romantic-era author of the immortal operatic masterpiece “Carmen” one of is own only successes. Additional works, such as for example “Les pêcheurs de perles,” battled to discover an viewers. He came into the Paris Conservatoire fourteen days before he flipped 10, significantly impressing his educators, especially famed teacher of piano Pierre-Joseph-Guillaume Zimmermann. He passed away of the heart attack shortly before “Carmen” became successful. His dad was a self-taught vocal trainer, and his mom was an achieved pianist. He wedded Genevieve Halevy on June 3, 1869, plus they had one young child collectively. He impressed Franz Liszt at a social gathering in France along with his piano demonstration.