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Composer: Halévy, Jacques E. (1799-1862)

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Year of birth1799
Year of death1862
NationalityFrance
PeriodRomantic
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La Juive
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AntwerpLa Juive

Halévy: La Juive
Antonino Fogliani; Peter Konwitschny; Opera Vlaanderen; Johannes Leiacker; Zoran Todorovich; Corinne Winters

GhentLa Juive

Halévy: La Juive
Antonino Fogliani; Peter Konwitschny; Opera Vlaanderen; Johannes Leiacker; Zoran Todorovich; Corinne Winters
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El-Khoury and Spyres celebrate French stars

Michael Spyres and Joyce El-Khoury in Les Martyrs © Russell Duncan (2014)
Rare repertoire, polished orchestral playing, thrilling singing – it's no wonder London's operatic cognoscenti were out in force.
****1
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La Reine de Chypre claims three tenor victims

Hervé Niquet and cast at the TCE © Gaëlle Astier-Perret
Richard Wagner, reviewing La Reine de Chypre for the Dresden Abend-Zeitung, praised Halévy's opera as “decidedly the best that has appeared on the Opéra's boards since Meyerbeer's Les Huguenots”. It's impossible not to agree. 
***11
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La Juive at Wiener Staatsoper

Olga Bezsmertna (Rachel) and Neil Shicoff (Eléazar) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper
Those who are able would be wise to scare up a ticket for Shicoff’s swansong – it would be a shame to miss an historic performance. 
****1
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The Merchant of Gothenburg: the return of La Juive

Michael Schmidberger (Cardinal Brogni) and Lars Cleveman (Eléazar) © Mats Bäcker
La Juive, Fromental Halévy's grand opéra, makes a powerful return to Gothenburg, the same city where it received its Swedish première 150 years ago, in Günther Krämer’s stark staging. 
****1
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Kaufmann salda su deuda con Madrid

El tenor Jonas Kaufmann durante su recital en el Teatro Real de Madrid © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
El tenor más esperado ofreció un Wagner soberbio mientras confirmaba las dudas sobre su versatilidad para otros repertorios.
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