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Ballet and opera based on the tale by Edgar Allan Poe
Featuring Scott Hendricks · Nicholas Cavallier · Wiener Symphoniker · Lawrence Foster
World Prémiere Recording · Capriccio presents the world premiere of the first performance of the recently reconstructed opera by Debussy, “The Fall of the House of Usher” based on the tale by Edgar Allan Poe. This is already the third publication of performances presented at the Bregenz Festival (the others were “Masquerade” and “La Bohème” with Rolando Villazón). Phyllida Lloyd’s much noticed production combines Debussy’s opera in one act with the “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun” and the ballet “Jeux” (Games), creating a
fascinating collage of music, song, dance and action.
Subtitles: German, English, French
Works on This Recording
La chute de la maison Usher [Fragment] by Claude Debussy
Edward Scott Hendricks (Baritone),
Nicolas Cavallier (Bass)
Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1908-1917; France
Average Customer Review: ( 1 Customer Review )
A strange combination of ballet and opera April 26, 2012
By BURTON A JONES, JR. (Manvel, TX) See All My Reviews
"This begins with a beautiful ballet sequence to "Afternoon of a Faun" and "Jeux" and then moves into the original fragments of House of Usher. which I would have to say is boring and only for the most avid collectors of Debussy's music.Basically a waste of time. "