HALÉVY - PARODY OF <I>LE JUIF ERRANT</I> - <i>Air connu. Jamais onClick Image to ZoomEnlarge Image


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Paris, 1853. Total size in mat: 20" h x 15.75" w (51 cm x 40 cm). Total size of print: 12" h x 9" w (30.5 cm x 23 cm). In good condition with a crease and minor chipping at left margin. Trimmed a bit close. Some print bleed through (as is normal for periodical publications).
A lithographic caricature of Halévy's opera Le Juif errant and Alexandre Dumas by Amédée-Charles-Henri Cham, published in the Parisian magazine Le Charivari.
Fromenthal Halévy is primarily remembered for Le Juif errant, or The Wandering Jew, a grand opera with a libretto by Eugène Scribe that is very loosely based on Sue's novel of the same title. The work tells the story of the mythical man cursed by God to walk the Earth for eternity as punishment for taunting Jesus. The opera premiered at the Salle Le Peletier of the Paris Opera on April 23, 1852 and enjoyed 48 performances over the ensuing two seasons.
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