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HALEVY, (original name Elias Levy) Jacques Francois Fromenhl
b Paris, 27 May 1799
d Nice, 17 March 1862, aged sixty-two

He studied with Cherubini at the Paris Conservatory from 1809. In 1819 he won the Grand Prix de Rome, and while in Rome wrote an opera and some church music. He taught at the Paris Conservatory from 1827, becoming professor of composition in 1840; his pupils included Gounod and Bizet. From 1830 to 1845 he was chorus-master at the Opera. He was elected to the Institut Francais in 1836, and from 1854 was the permanent secretary to the Academie des Beaux Arts, in which post he wrote many eulogical essays.

1816 (17)

Les derniers moments du Tasso, cantata

1817 (18)

La mort d'Adonis, cantata

1819 (20)

Herminie, cantata

1820 (21)

De Profundis, for three voices and orchestra

1827 (28)

L'artisan, opera

1828 (29)

Le roi et le batelier, opera

Clari, opera

1829 (30)

Le dilettante d'Avignon, opera

1830 (31)

Manon Lescaut, ballet

1831 (32)

La langue musicale, opera

1832 (33)

La tentation, ballet-opera

1833 (34)

Les souvenirs de Lafleur, opera

Ludovic, opera (completion of Herold's work)

1835 (36)

La juive, opera

L'éclair, opera

1838 (39)

Guido et Ginevra, opera

1839 (40)

Les treize, opera

Le shérif, opera

1840 (41)

Le drapier, opera

1841 (42)

Le Guitarrero, opera

La reine de Chypre, opera

1843 (44)

Charles VI, opera

1844 (45)

Le Lazzarone, opera

1846 (47)

Les mousquetaires de la reine, opera

1847 (48)

Les Premiers pas, opera

1848 (49)

Le val d'Andorre, opera

1849 (50)

La fée aux roses, opera

Prométhee Enchainé, incidental music

Italia, cantata

1850 (51)

La tempesta, opera

La dame de Picque, opera

1852 (53)

Le juif errant, opera

1853 (54)

Le nabab, opera

1855 (56)

Jaguarita l'Indienne, opera

1856 (57)

Valentine d'Aubigny, opera

1858 (59)

La Magicienne, opera

Vanina d'Ornano, opera (unfinished)

Noe or Le déluge, opera (unfinished, completed by Bizet)

1859 (60)

Les plages du Nil, cantata

Halevy also wrote piano pieces and songs.

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