Usher

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.
 

More info >

A coproduction of Muziektheater Transparant with Staatsoper Unter den Linden and Folkoperan Stockholm, Opera Ballet Vlaanderen and Nanterre-Amandiers centre dramatique national. 
 
 

Location Dates Hour
Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin (Berlin)
+49 30 20 35 45 55
Show on map
16/1/2020
18/1/2020
20/1/2020
22/1/2020
24/1/2020
26/1/2020
19:30
19:30
19:30
19:30
19:30
19:30
Kunsthuis Opera Ballet Vlaanderen (Antwerpen)
+32 70 22 02 02
www.operaballet.be
Show on map
8/5/2020
9/5/2020
10/5/2020
15/5/2020
16/5/2020
17/5/2020
20:00
20:00
15:00
20:00
20:00
15:00
Operadagen Rotterdam (Rotterdam)
+31 10 436 60 70
www.operadagenrotterdam.nl
Show on map
27/5/2020
20:15

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: Ola Eliasson • Lady Madeline: Alexandra Büchel • L'Ami: Vincenzo Neri • Le Médecin: Daniel Arnaldos • Orchestra: Opera Ballet Vlaanderen