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Halévy
La Juive

Halévy’s gripping opera had not been heard at the Met for almost 70 years when it was revived for tenor Neil Shicoff a month before this broadcast. His searing account of Eléazar, a Jewish goldsmith burdened by a terrible secret quickly became a modern operatic classic. Soile Isokoski is his beloved daughter Rachel, in love with a man who turns out not to be Samuel, a simple workman in her father’s shop, but Prince Léopold (Eric Cutler). Rachel is sent to her gruesome death by Cardinal de Brogni (Ferruccio Furlanetto), who discovers Eléazar’s secret too late.

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Performance Info

Performance Date
Dec 13, 2003
Composer
Jacques-François Fromental Halévy
Librettist
Eugène Scribe
Run Time
2 HRS 54 MIN
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Cast & Creative
Conductor
Marcello Viotti
Rachel
Soile Isokoski
Princess Eudoxie
Elizabeth Futral
Eléazar
Neil Shicoff
Prince Léopold
Eric Cutler
Cardinal de Brogni
Ferruccio Furlanetto
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