from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Bizet, Alexandre César Léopold Known as "Georges.” 1838-1875. French composer known especially for his opera Carmen (1875).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The upper faceted portion of a brilliant-cut diamond, which projects from the setting and occupies the zone between the girdle and the table. See brilliant, n.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The upper part of a brilliant between the table and the girdle in a full brilliant having 32 facets, and supposed to occupy one third of the depth of the gem.

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  • n. French composer best known for his operas (1838-1875)


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  • Only a few muffed horn notes in Bizet’s Symphony in C mar the sound quality, and Mr. Karoui takes each ballet at what Londoners cannot help but notice is a terrific lick.)

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  • The Bizet is a fine piece, especially for a teenager, about on the scale of one of the first four Schubert symphonies and with a decided Gallic air to it.

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  • Fine, I like the Tchaikovsky, and the Bizet is a blazing masterpiece, but I think that's all one-way traffic.


  • He's already working on arrangements for that including a jazz version of Bizet's L'Arlesienne Suite which he's retitled Bizet Bee.


  • And I believe that was exactly the idea Bizet had in mind, though, of course, I can't summon his spirit and ask him personally.

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  • Here and there, a composer -- such as Bizet and M. Saint-Saëns, or M. d'Indy and his disciples -- will build up symphonies and rhapsodies and very difficult pieces for the piano on the popular airs of Auvergne, Provence, or the

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  • Second is Carmen (1949), which distils all the drama of eroticism, love and revenge within Bizet's opera down to to a single act and embodies within its title role the astonishing stage charisma of Petit's wife Renée (Zizi) Jeanmaire for whom the ballet was created.

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  • But while Mr. Brook's "La Tragedie de Carmen" distilled Bizet's opera down to its violent, sexual core, "A Magic Flute" came across as lightweight and bland.

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  • But despite Bizet's folk-inspired incidental music and Jean-Marc Puissant's expansive background that looked as if its paint strokes and ink washes were meant to suggest the furrowed earth in and around Arles, France, "Carillons" dipped barely a toe in the rustic atmosphere.

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  • Martinez has a special fondness for Bizet's opera because Carmen's young rival, the courageous Micaela, was her Met debut role in 2005.

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