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Usher House | The Canterville Ghost

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The Broad Stage Santa Monica, California, CA90401, United States
June 22 19:30, June 24 14:00
Performers
LA Opera
Sara JobinConductor
Brian StaufenbielDirector
Dave DunningSet Designer
Callie FloorCostume Designer
Keith PharesBaritoneRoderick Usher, Otis (Hiram)
Matthew BurnsBass-baritoneDoctor Primus, Ghost (Sir Simon)
Jamielyn DugganDancerMadeline Usher
Dominic ArmstrongTenorEdgar Allan Poe, Cheshire (Cecil)
Jessica Ann BestMezzo-sopranoMrs Otis
Augusta CasoMezzo-sopranoFirst Twin, First Boy, First Voice from Tapestry
Hilary GintherMezzo-sopranoSecond Twin, Second Boy, Second Voice from Tapestry
David KravitzBaritoneCanterville
Summer HassanSopranoVirginia
LA Opera Orchestra

Ready for a spooky night out? The Broad Stage transforms into two different haunted houses in a double bill of operas by Gordon Getty. Writer Edgar Allen Poe takes the stage himself as the main character of Usher House, an unsettling chiller that has all the classic elements of Gothic horror: a high-strung recluse, a beautiful madwoman and a sinister doctor, all hidden away in a crumbling manor house full of secrets. The Canterville Ghost puts a deft comic spin on Oscar Wilde's witty tale, in which the 300-year-old ghost of an English nobleman fails to impress his newest audience, a family of Americans who simply refuse to be frightened. 

Keith Phares (Roderick Usher), Jamielyn Duggan (Madeline Usher) and Dominic Armstrong (Poe) © Craig T Mathew
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