Thursday 12 June 2014



Gordon Getty's opera receives its World Premiere at the Welsh National Opera

On Friday, 13 June Gordon Getty's "Usher House" will be premiered on stage at the Wales Millennium Centre. The opera will be part of The Fall of the House of Usher programme, which will consist of two productions: "Usher House" by Gordon Getty and "La Chute de la Maison Usher" by Claude Debussy (completion by Robert Orledge). Both operas bring Edgar Allan Poe’s macabre tale to the operatic stage and cast a magnificently oppressive spell of menace and suspense  Opera is not often associated with the chills of the horror genre but this double bill achieves the nerve-shredding effect of the best horror films.