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Sep. 11 2016

10/08/16 – The Fall of the House of Usher – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera

The Fall of the House of Usher

Usher House Music and Libretto by Gordon Getty
By arrangement with Rork Music, publisher and copyright owner

La Chute de la Maison Usher Music and Libretto by Claude Debussy
Reconstruction and Orchestration by Robert Orledge

Usher House sung in English, La Chute de la Maison Usher sung in French

front page photo credit: Cory Weaver

Edgar Allan Poe’s Gothic tale about a decaying castle inhabited by a tormented man and his sickly sister comes to life—twice!

Featuring imaginative video projections, David Pountney’s production evokes the intense atmosphere of Poe’s prose. Brian Mulligan stars in this spine-tingling U.S. production premiere under the baton of renowned conductor Lawrence Foster. Enter at your own risk.

CAST
Roderick Usher Brian Mulligan
Edgar Allan Poe Jason Bridges
Madeline Usher / Lady Madeline Jacqueline Piccolino
Madeline Usher (dancer) Jamielyn Duggan *
Doctor Primus Anthony Reed
Le Médecin Joel Sorensen
L’Ami Edward Nelson

PERFORMANCES

December 8, 10, 11, 13

CREATIVE
Composer/Librettist (“Usher House”) Gordon Getty
Completion of “La Chute de la Maison Usher” Robert Orledge
Conductor Lawrence Foster
Director David Pountney
Associate Director Polly Graham *
Production Designer Niki Turner*
Video Production Designer David Haneke*
Lighting Designer Tim Mitchell*
Lighting Supervisor Benjamin Naylor*
Choreographer (“Usher House”) Jo Jeffries*

 * San Francisco Opera Debut

– See more at: http://sfopera.com/discover-opera/1516-season/the-fall-of-the-house-of-usher/#sthash.tWjxVsTm.dpuf

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