Tragically romantic, Fromental Halévy’s heart-wrenching opera about forbidden love between a Christian and a Jew offers audiences the rare treat of two sopranos, two tenors and a world-class bass raising their voices together.
The Australian premiere of La Juive features some of the country’s finest singers developed by Opera Australia over the last decade. Sopranos Natalie Aroyan and Esther Song sing the parts of Rachel and Princess Eudoxie respectively, while bass David Parkin plays Cardinal Brogni, and Diego Torre will soar through the tremendously difficult tenor part of Eléazar
Argentinian tenor Francisco Brito will make his Opera Australia debut in the role of Leopold, having sung it in Konstanz, Germany, in 2018. Celebrated Italian maestro Carlo Montanaro also visits Australia to conduct the Opera Australia Orchestra and chorus through the challenging yet shimmering score.