Halévy, Jacques François Fromental Élie (zhäk fräNswäˈ frômäNtälˈ älāvēˈ) [key], 1799–1862, French operatic composer. He studied with Cherubini at the Paris Conservatory, where he became a professor in 1827. Halévy's one big success was La Juive (1835), although others, such as L'Éclair (1836) and La Reine de Chypre (1841), enjoyed popularity in their time.
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