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Finding Eléazar: Portrait of a Tenor and a Role

  • Release Date: May 01, 2004
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 18 min.
  • Genres: Biography, Culture & Society, Music History, Opera, Social Issues, Music
  • Director:Paula Heil Fisher

Synopsis

In 1835, French composer Jacques Fromental Halevy created a sensation with his opera La Juive, which told the story of Eléazar, a Jewish merchant who rescues and adopts a Gentile daughter, but is later forced to choose between his child and his religion. The show was widely acclaimed, and the legendary tenor [[Performer~P398253~Enrico Caruso~enricocaruso]] once declared Eléazar his favorite role. But after La Juive was banned in Europe during the Nazi occupation of World War II for its condemnation of...more

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