Historic opera makes plea for tolerance

halevy.pngBy Rebecca Assoun [European Jewish Press, 18 March 2007]
PARIS (EJP)— “La Juive” (The Jewess), a renowned 19th-century opera by French composer HalÈvy is currently on show in Paris.
Created in 1835, ìThe Jewessî marked a whole generation of French musicians and drew praise from masters such as Wagner and Berlioz.
The 19th-century composer and music teacher Jacques Fromental HalÈvy was is the author of numerous works, including 22 operas that went on stage in Paris. He is best known for his monumental opera, ìThe Jewessî, which received wide acclaim in Paris.