The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County presents educator Peter Cancro discussing La Juive (The Jewess): Grand Opera in Five Acts, on Sunday, September 15, 2019, at 2 PM. Admission is $8 members, $10 non-members.
One of the most popular operas of the 19th Century, La Juive is a French grand opera by Jacques Fromental Halevy. It is the tragic story of an impossible love between a Christian man and a Jewish woman that is seen as a plea for religious tolerance. A favorite of famed tenors Enrico Caruso and Richard Tucker, it has enjoyed successful revivals in the past few decades.
Peter Cancro is a retired Colonia High School teacher (Woodbridge Township, New Jersey) with a passion for opera and the visual arts. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from New York University and a Masters of Arts degree from Kean University. Since retirement, Cancro has been teaching opera courses at Olli-RU (Non-credit division of Higher Education at Rutgers University) in Edison, New Jersey.
This program is made possible in part by the Monmouth County Historical Commission through funding from the New Jersey Historical Commission of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
For more information or to make a paid reservation (non-refundable), call the Museum at 732-252-6990, or visit jhmomc.org/. Maximum capacity is 100, so paid reservations are recommended.