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Être prospère

French author Prosper Mérimée was born on September 28, 1803. If you’ve ever hummed the Toréador theme from Carmen, thank Mérimée, for it was his novella that inspired Bizet’s opera. Mérimée was a brilliant scholar of law, Greek, Spanish, English, … Continue reading

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Avoir le moral à zero

French composer Georges Bizet, was born Alexandre César Léopold Bizet on October 25, 1838. His family was musical and Georges, as he was baptized and known his whole life, showed his promise early. He won the Prix de Rome after … Continue reading

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