La Juive is a grand opera in five acts by Fromental Halévy to an original French libretto by Eugène Scribe; it was first performed at the Opéra, Paris, on 23 February 1835.
La Juive was one of the most popular and admired operas of the 19th century. Its libretto was written to the tastes of the Opéra de Paris, where the work was first performed - a work in five acts presenting spectacular situations (here the Council of Constance of 1414), which would allow a flamboyant staging in a setting which brought out a dramatic situation which was also underlined by a powerful historical subject. In addition to this, there could be choral interludes, ballet and scenic effects which took advantage of the entire range of possibilities available at the Paris Opera.

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    Fischer-Niemann, Karl as Eleazar
    German tenor
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    Granier, Victor as Eleazar
    French tenor (1879-?)
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    Caruso, Enrico as Eleazar
    Italian tenor (1873-1921)
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    Rethberg, Elisabeth as Rachel
    German soprano (1894-1976)
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    Martinelli, Giovanni as Eleazar
    Italian tenor (1885-1969)
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    Mann, Joseph as Eleazar
    German tenor (1883-1921)
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    Poncet, Tony as Eleazar
    Spanish tenor (1918-1979)
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    Marcoux-Vanni, Jean as The Cardinal
    Italian-french bass baritone (1877-1962)
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    Martinelli, Giovanni as Eleazar
    Italian tenor (1885-1969)
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    Materna, Amalie as Rachel
    Austrian soprano (1844-1918)
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    Salvatini, Mafalda as Rachel
    Italian soprano (1888-1971)
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    Vecray, Huberte as Rachel
    Belgian soprano (1923-2009)
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