Georges Bizet, born Alexandre-César-Léopold Bizet on October 25, 1838, in Paris, France, was a French composer of the Romantic era, best known for his opera "Carmen". Despite his short life, Bizet left a significant mark on the world of classical music, particularly in opera. Bizet was born into a musical family. His father, Adolphe Armand Bizet, was a singing teacher and composer, and his mother, Aimée Delsarte, was a gifted pianist. Recognizing his prodigious talent early on, Bizet’s parents supported his musical education. At the age of nine, he was admitted to the prestigious Conservatoire de Paris, where he studied under esteemed teachers like Charles Gounod and Fromental Halévy.