Usher

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House composer Annelies Van Parys and author Gaia Schoeters 'complete' an unfinished opera by Debussy based on a horror story of Edgar Allen Poe.

Claude Debussy never finished his opera La chute. Composer Annelies Van Parys now ‘completes’ it as a dialogue between his musical language and her own. Debussy’s complex vocal style makes it quite a challenge. Debussy focussed his reading of Edgar Allen Poe’s horror story Fall of the House of Usher on the way in which paranoia drives people mad. Writer Gaea Schoeters adapts the unfinished libretto to a contemporary context: fear as a perfect tool for social control.

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A coproduction of Muziektheater Transparant with Staatsoper Unter den Linden and Folkoperan Stockholm.
In the season of 19-20 Opera Ballet Vlaanderen and Muziektheater Transparant will show these production in Belgium and the Netherlands. 

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Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin (Berlin)
+49 30 20 35 45 55
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Folkoperan Stockholm (Stockholm)
+46 8 616 07 50
www.folkoperan.se
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Composition: Annelies Van Parys • Claude Debussy • Libretto: Gaea Schoeters • Claude Debussy • Edgar Allen Poe • Stage Director: Philippe Quesne • Conductor: Marit Strindlund • Dramaturgy: Roman Reeger • Roderick Usher: David Ostrek • L'Ami: Martin Gerke • Orchestra: Members of Staatskapelle Berlin