Gordon Getty - Usher House | Pentatone PTC5186451

Gordon Getty - Usher House

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Label: Pentatone

Cat No: PTC5186451

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 10th February 2014

Contents

Artists

Christian Elsner (tenor)
Etienne Dupuis (baritone)
Phillip Ens (bass)
Lisa Delan (soprano)
Benedict Cumberbatch
Orquestra Gulbenkian

Conductor

Lawrence Foster

Works

Getty, Gordon

Usher House

Artists

Christian Elsner (tenor)
Etienne Dupuis (baritone)
Phillip Ens (bass)
Lisa Delan (soprano)
Benedict Cumberbatch
Orquestra Gulbenkian

Conductor

Lawrence Foster

About

Gordon Getty has based his opera on 'The Fall of the House of Usher' by Edgar Allan Poe. The novel is considered Poe’s most famous work of prose. This highly unsettling macabre work is recognized as a masterpiece of American Gothic literature. As G R Thomson writes in his Introduction to Great Short Works of Edgar Allan Poe: “the tale has long been hailed as a masterpiece of Gothic horror; it is also a masterpiece of dramatic irony and structural symbolism”.

The same can be said about Gordon Getty’s music, which is both accessible and exiting.

This is a world premiere recording.

Cast:
- Edgar Allan Poe: Christian Elsner (tenor)
- Roderick Usher: Etienne Dupuis (baritone)
- Doctor Primus: Phillip Ens (bass)
- Madeline Usher: Lisa Delan (soprano)
- Attendant special guest: Benedict Cumberbatch

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