Richard Tucker performs his signature role of Eléazar in Halevy’s La Juive
ALBUM TITLE: Halevy
WORKS: La juive
PERFORMER: Tucker et al; Ambrosian Opera Chorus, New Philharmonia Orchestra/Almeida RCA 88985397782 (1974) 49 mins
CATALOGUE NO: 88985397782 (1974)
Highlights of this archetypal French grand opera, a tragedy of anti-semitic persecution. It’s robustly sung in French and rather ponderously conducted, but preserving Richard Tucker’s signature role of Eléazar.