Roderick Usher, the reclusive heir to the Usher fortune, resides with his ill twin sister in their decaying ancestral home. When Roderick’s old friend visits, relationships are tested and secrets are unearthed.
Music by Philip Glass
Libretto by Arthur Yorinks
Based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe
The Fall of the House of Usher
is part of Glass@80
– a celebration of acclaimed American composer the composer's 80th birthday year. This new, one-night-only production directed by Septime Webre features singers from the Wolf Trap Opera and dancers from D.C.’s CityDance.
Doors open at 8:00 pm, and the performance begins at 8:30 pm. The evening concludes with a 10 pm Meet-the-Artists Reception. Ample free parking is available in the lot in front of the market or on the street. Metro access is via the Red Line to the NoMA-Galludet U stop.
This production of The Fall of the House of Usher is a collaboration between Wolf Trap Opera and Halcyon Stage. For more information about the Halcyon Stage season, visit halcyonstage.org. The Fall of the House of Usher is also part of Wolf Trap Opera’s UNTRAPPED series.