Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Peter Cancro to discuss “La Juive (The Jewess)”: Grand Opera in Five Acts

WHEN: Sunday, September 15, 2019, at 2 PM.
The Jewish Heritage Museum is located in the Mounts Corner Shopping Center, at 310 Mounts Corner Drive Freehold, NJ, at the corner of Route 537 and Wemrock Road (between the CentraState Medical Center and Freehold Raceway Mall). It is on the second floor of the historic Levi Solomon Barn.
ADMISSION: $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.

The JHMOMC is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Museum is handicapped and assisted listening accessible.