November 9, 2003
Neil Shicoff, left, as Eleazar, a Jewish goldsmith, holds a knife
to the throat of Eric Cutler, as Prince Leopold, while Rachel, his
daughter, played by Finnish soprano Soile Isokoski, sings during a
rehearsal of Fromental Halevy's "La Juive" at the Metropolitan
Opera in New York City.
Stories this photo appears in:
1835's 'Jewess' lost popularity in WWII era
Banished from its stage for 68 seasons as an outmoded relic of a bygone era, Fromental Halevy's "La Juive" has returned to the Metropolitan Opera, as timely as fanaticism and religious hatred.