The Fall of the House of Usher

Double bill

Usher House Gordon Getty 
World stage première

La Chute de la Maison Usher Debussy 
Completion by Robert Orledge
British première of new version

Dare you enter the House of Usher? It’s a dark, mysterious place, seemingly with a mind of its own. In their one act operas Claude Debussy and Gordon Getty bring Edgar Allan Poe’s macabre tale to the operatic stage. 

Both operas cast a magnificently oppressive spell of menace and unease. Opera is rarely associated with the chills of the horror genre but this double bill achieves the nerve shredding effect of the best horror films.

Step inside the House of Usher but look out behind you.

Costume Designs by Niki Turner.