Halévy, Fromental

BORN 27 May 1799, Paris - DIED 17 Mar 1862, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
BIRTH NAME Halévy, Jacques François Fromental Élie
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière de Montmartre, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 03, ligne 05, numéro 25)

Fromental Halévy was the son of the cantor Élie Halfon Halévy, the secretary of the Jewish community in Paris. In 1809 he entered the Conservatory in Paris where Cazot, Lambert, Berton and Cherunini were his teachers. In 1819 he won the Prix de Rome for his cantata "Herminie". By 1827 he was a professor at the Conservatoire.

After several failed attempts he made himself a name with his Italian opera "Clari" (1829) with La Malibran performing. In 1835 his most famous opera "La Juive" was staged. It was admired by Richard Wagner who wrote about it in 1841. In 1836 he was elected into the Institut de France. Futher operas followed but they never matched the success of "La Juive". He became Secretary of the Académie des Beaux-Arts. his last opera "Noé" was unfinished when he died in Nice in 1862 and it was completed by Bizet, his former student.

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25/8/1837Rosine Stolz debuts at the Paris Opera in Halévy's "La Juive". She appeared next to Gilbert Duprez. 
22/12/1841Premiere of Halévy's "La reine de Chypre" at the Salle Le Peletier in Paris. The libretto was by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges. Rosine Stolz performed the title part of this grand opera and Gilbert Duprez was Gérard. Joseph Mazilier was the choreographer. Adéle Dumilâtre, Natalie Fitzjames and Pauline Leroux were in the ballet. Richard Wagner was in the audience. [Wagner, Richard]
23/4/1852Premiere of Halévy's opera "Le Juif Errant" at the Salle Pelletier in Paris 


The mausoleum of Jacques Fromental Halévy at the Montmartre Cimetière, Paris.
Picture by Androom (05 Nov 2017)


Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
Fromental Halévy - Wikipedia
Rosine Stoltz - Wikipedia
Le Juif errant (opéra) — Wikipédia
La reine de Chypre - Wikiwand

Halévy, Léon

Published: 10 Jun 2019
Last update: 22 Oct 2022