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La Juive

Halévy

La Juive

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera HouseJuly 14 – August 7, 2020

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Tue 14.7.20
7:00 PM
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Sat 18.7.20
12:00 PM
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Hear the story behind the opera. Join us 45 minutes before this performance when a member of Opera Australia's artistic team will share their insights into the opera. Held in the Northern Foyer of the Joan Sutherland Theatre, this informal and informative talk will help you to get the most out of your opera experience.

Thu 23.7.20
7:00 PM
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Thu 30.7.20
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Sat 1.8.20
7:00 PM
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Hear the story behind the opera. Join us 45 minutes before this performance when a member of Opera Australia's artistic team will share their insights into the opera. Held in the Northern Foyer of the Joan Sutherland Theatre, this informal and informative talk will help you to get the most out of your opera experience.

Fri 7.8.20
7:00 PM
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Can love ever drive out hatred?

A young couple begin a dangerous, passionate affair. In their world, a Jew cannot love a Christian.

The punishment is death. When it all comes out, Rachel faces two impossible choices. Deny her love, and save her lover. Deny her God, and save herself.

Secrets, sex and bitter religious rivalries lead to human tragedy on a grand scale. This is a rare chance to revel in the gorgeous music of one of the grand French operas. From stunning sacred choruses to impassioned arias, Halévy’s epic opera is a treat.

Director Olivier Py’s production is a moving look at love and persecution. Set in 1930s France with elegant, monochromatic costumes, the production offers glimpses of the Holocaust to come. Impressive rotating sets fill the stage with a dark grandeur.

The score offers audiences the rare treat of two sopranos, two tenors and a world-class bass in leading roles, as well as many dramatic crowd scenes.

Young sopranos Natalie Aroyan and Stacey Alleaume perform as Rachel and Princess Eudoxie.

They both love the conflicted Prince Léopold (Shanul Sharma). Diego Torre is an impassioned Eléazar, Rachel’s father. He faces off against Roberto Scandiuzzi as the powerful Cardinal de Brogni.


Enjoy dinner before the opera at Sydney Opera House

Dinner at Overture Dining in the Northern Foyer of the Joan Sutherland
         Theatre at Sydney Opera HouseAllow us to make your dinner reservation for you: 5:30pm at Overture Dining in the Northern Foyer of the Joan Sutherland Theatre. You'll be served a themed three-course menu for just $72, including a glass of Viticoltori Ponte Prosecco on arrival. View the menu.

Simply add dinner to your cart after selecting tickets. If you already have tickets, simply sign in to your account and go to 'upcoming performances' to add a dinner reservation.


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Conductor

Guillaume Tourniaire

Director

Olivier Py

Assistant Director Tabatha McFadyen

Revival Director

Daniel Izzo

Set & Costume Designer

Pierre-André Weitz

Lighting Designer

Bertrand Killy

   
Rachel

Natalie Aroyan

Princess Eudoxie

Stacey Alleaume

Eléazar

Diego Torre

Prince Léopold

Shanul Sharma

Cardinal de Brogni

Roberto Scandiuzzi

Ruggiero

Gennadi Dubinsky

Albert

Richard Anderson

Herald

David Parkin

Opera Australia Chorus

Opera Australia Orchestra


Please note: this production contains themes of discrimination against Jewish people and some references to the Holocaust.


Running time: approximately 3 hours & 15 minutes, including one interval.


Sung in French with English surtitles.


Production Patron

Philip Bacon Galleries

Proudly supported by

La Juive Donor Circle

The StoryHide

Rachel is young, Jewish and beautiful. Léopold is rich, Christian and already married. But he disguises his identity to begin an affair with Rachel and they fall in love.

When Rachel and her father Eléazar uncover his identity, they fear for her life. Relationships between Jews and Christians are forbidden on pain of death for the Jew and exile for the Christian.

Secrets and lies go back generations in this impossible love story, and Rachel’s father is hiding the biggest secret of all.

When the affair is discovered, Rachel faces two impossible choices. Deny her love, and save her lover. Deny her God, and save herself.

What will she do?

Dinner at Overture Dining in the Northern Foyer of the Joan Sutherland Theatre

Allow us to make your dinner reservation for you: 90 minutes before performance begin at Overture Dining in the Northern Foyer of the Joan Sutherland Theatre.

You'll be served a themed three-course menu for just $72, including a glass of Viticoltori Ponte Prosecco on arrival. Simply add dinner to your cart after selecting your tickets.

Sample menu

On arrival

A glass of NV Viticoltori Ponte Prosecco

Warm bread roll, pepe saya butter (gluten free available)

Entrée

Salmon ceviche with raw daikon, pickled kohlrabi, shizo and rice crackers GF, DF

or

Calabrese salad, heirloom tomato, almond ricotta, confit shallot vinaigrette, olives and basil DF, GF, VG

Main Course

Roasted chicken supreme, butternut pumpkin, roasted pepita crumble and burnt butter GF

or

Spiced cauliflower, crushed roasted eggplant and tomato, cumin and green grape, chilli chutney V, GF

Sides

Young leaves and watercress with lemon vinaigrette GF, DF, V

Dessert

Dulce de leche centered chocolate fondant with spiced whipped cream V

 

 

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This production of La Juive contains themes of discrimination against Jewish people.

This production includes some references to the Holocaust.

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