French composer (1838-1875) whose operatic masterpiece, Carmen, was completed just before his untimely death from heart disease. ALS in French, signed "G. Bizet," one page, 5.25 x 7.5, no date. Letter to his editor Antoine de Choudens, in full (translated): "Pasdeloup doesn't have Patrie! Do you have the second proof? (Confidential) It seems that there is a very strong possibility of L'Arlesienne at the Conservatory." He adds a postscript, signed "G. B.," in full: "I've informed Ludovic (only) of our conversation. I'll inform you about his objections." In very good to fine condition, with some light foxing, and a small hole and tear at the bottom repaired with old tape on the reverse.
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