Le Juif Errant

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Le Juif Errant ("the Wandering Jew") is a French opera by Fromental Halévy, with a libretto by Eugène Scribe and Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges.

Not to be confused with Halévy and Scribe's other opera, La Juive ("the Jewess").

The original text

Based on Eugène Sue's novel , Le Juif errant (1844-45), the opera opened at the Paris Opera (Salle Le Peletier) on 23 April 1852, and had 48 further performances over two seasons.

Translations and adaptations

Translated/adapted into Dutch as De Zwervende Jood ("The Wandering Jew") by Joseph Suasso de Lima. Though performed, the translation was never published.

Performance history in South Africa

1837: Performed in Dutch as De Zwervende Jood in Cape Town in 1837.



F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [1]: pp. 256-265, 374

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