Jacques Halévy


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(b Paris, 1799; d Nice, 1862).

Fr. composer. Grand Prix de Rome 1819 with cantata Herminie. Achieved fame with opera La Juive. Taught at Paris Cons. from 1827. Chef du chant Paris Opéra 1829–45. Comp. over 30 operas, several ballets, cantatas, and songs.

Subjects: Music.

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