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April 4, 2004 | Chris Pasles
Once popular, and a particular favorite of tenor Enrico Caruso, Jacques Fromental Halevy's 1835 opera "La Juive" (The Jewess) vanished from the repertory in the mid-1930s. One reason was that the Nazis banned it outright. But the work's great length -- some five hours -- and elaborate production values and style also began to seem old-fashioned to opera-goers in this country.
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April 4, 2004 | Chris Pasles
Once popular, and a particular favorite of tenor Enrico Caruso, Jacques Fromental Halevy's 1835 opera "La Juive" (The Jewess) vanished from the repertory in the mid-1930s. One reason was that the Nazis banned it outright. But the work's great length -- some five hours -- and elaborate production values and style also began to seem old-fashioned to opera-goers in this country.
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