The Fall of the House of Usher Educator Materials

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 with English supertitles
La Chute de la Maison Usher sung in French with English supertitles


A decaying castle inhabited by a tormented man and his sickly twin sister comes to haunting life.

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Cast & Creative

Roderick Usher Brian Mulligan
Edgar Allan Poe Jason Bridges
Madeline Jacqueline Piccolino
Doctor Primus Anthony Reed
Le Médecin Joel Sorensen
Friend Edward Nelson
All Performer Bios PDF
Conductor Lawrence Foster
Director David Pountney
Production Designer Niki Turner *
Video Production Designer David Haneke*
Choreographer (Getty) Jo Jeffries*

 * San Francisco Opera Debut

Co-production of Welsh National Opera

U.S. Premiere of Double Bill