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Ernest Guiraud (Composer)

Born: 23rd June 1837, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Died: 6th May 1892, Paris, France

Nationality: French

Ernest Guiraud was a French composer and music teacher born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is best known for writing the traditional orchestral recitatives used for Bizet's opera Carmen and for Offenbach's opera Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann).

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