This Day in Jewish History / French composer Fromental Halevy dies
Halevy became renowned for writing the opera 'La Juive.'
On March 17, 1862, the Jewish French composer Jacques-François-Fromental-Élie Halévy died, aged 62. In a long career, during which he wrote some 40 operas, Halevy produced one lasting work – “La Juive” (the Jewess). During the 19th century it was one of France’s most popular operas, and is still staged today.
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