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La Juive (1907)

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Categories
Based on Opera Black and White Drama Jew Music Phonoscene Prejudice Romance Short
Descriptions

This version of La Juive is a phonoscene recording of 5 arias of the opera.


"La Juive" is an opera set in Constance, 1414. The plot revolves around the lives of Rachel, a young woman who was adopted by a Jew named Eléazar after being abandoned as a baby, and Cardinal Brogni, who had condemned Eléazar's sons to death years ago. Rachel falls in love with a man named Samuel, not knowing that he is actually Prince Léopold in disguise, and when their secret affair is discovered, tragedy ensues. The story deals with themes of religious prejudice, forbidden love, and revenge.

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5 Arias
The phonoscene film is not the complete Opera, but consists of 5 arias from it.
Rachel, when from the Lord. (Rachel, quand du Seigneur.)
Eléazar's daughter Rachel has been condemned to death by Cardinal de Brogni for consorting with the Christian prince Léopold. However, Brogni does not realize that Rachel is actually his own daughter, saved from a fire in Roman years ago by Eléazar and raised as Eléazar's own daughter. Eléazar knows he can save her life by revealing this fact, but he is unable to reconcile his Jewish faith with forcing his daughter to change her faith. [1]
Cavatina. (Cavatine.)
God enlighten me. Rachel. (Dieu m’éclaire. Rachel. )
Duet from the 4th act. (Due du 4e acte.)
Chorus of drinkers. (Chæur des buveurs.)
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Cast
Unavailbale.
Crew
Alice Guy-Blaché - Director
Jacques François Fromental Halévy - Music (Opera)
Eugène Scribe - Writer (Libretto)