18 Mar 2007
Historic opera makes plea for tolerance
Raphaela Papadakis seems to like ‘playing with fire’. After her acclaimed performance as the put-upon maid, Anna, in Independent Opera’s production of Šimon Voseček’s Beidermann and the Arsonists at Sadler’s Wells last year, she is currently rehearsing for the premiere this week of And London Burned, a new opera by Matt Rogers which has been commissioned by Temple Music Foundation to commemorate the 350th anniversary of The Great Fire of London.
By Rebecca Assoun [European Jewish Press, 18 March 2007]
PARIS (EJP)--- "La Juive" (The Jewess), a renowned 19th-century opera by French composer Halévy is currently on show in Paris.
Created in 1835, “The Jewess” 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 Halévy was is the author of numerous works, including 22 operas that went on stage in Paris. He is best known for his monumental opera, “The Jewess”, which received wide acclaim in Paris.