Title
La juive
Composer
Jacques Fromental Halévy 1799-1862
Librettist
Eugène Scribe
Performer
Neil Shicoff 1949- (tenor) Krassimira Stoyanova  (sopraan) Simina Ivan  (sopraan) Jianyi Zhang  (tenor) Chor der Wiener Staatsoper Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper
Conductor
Vjekoslav Sutej
Director
Günter Krämer
Publisher
Deutsche Grammophon, 2004
2 dvd-video's + boekje
Recording date
2003
Playing time
176 min
Note
Ondertiteling: Frans, Engels, Duits, Spaans en Chinees
EAN
0044007340011
CDR
DCD0287

About Jacques Fromental Halévy

Jacques-François-Fromental-Élie Halévy, usually known as Fromental Halévy (French: [fʁɔmɑ̃tal alevi]; 27 May 1799 – 17 March 1862), was a French composer. He is known today largely for his opera La Juive.

Early career

Halévy was born in Paris, son of the cantor Élie Halfon Halévy, who was the secretary of the Jewish community of Paris and a writer and teacher of Hebrew, and a French Jewish mother. The name Fromental (meaning 'oat grass'), by which he was generally known, reflects his birth on the day dedicated to that plant: 7 Prairial in the French Revolutionary calendar, which was still operative at that time. He entered the Conservatoire de Paris at the age of nine or ten (accounts differ), in 1809, becoming a pupil and later protégé of Cherubini. After two secon…Read more on Wikipedia