La chute de la maison Usher

A program and reconstruction of the opera based on Edgar Allen Poe's story "The Fall of the House of Usher".

by Claude Debussy

La chute de la maison Usher, an opera by Claude Debussy

Join the Opera Theatre of Yale College this Parents Weekend for their second show of the season, a reconstruction of Debussy’s opera based on Edgar Allen Poe’s story “The Fall of the House of Usher”.

The opera centers on Roderick Usher, the last living of his bloodline, through his descent into madness and isolation. A crumbling gothic mansion, an unholy love affair, and the interiorality of mind set the themes that Debussy explores in his libretto and score. Haunted house musique d’ameublement.

Performed in French with English supertitles.

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Performance Dates & Times

October 4, 2018 - 7:30pm

October 5, 2018 - 7:30pm

October 6, 2018 - 2:00pm


Saybrook Underbrook

Venue Accessibility: 
Lobby is accessible via elevator near the Head of College's office inside entryway I. Balcony level seating is accessible via lobby entrance. Stage level seating requires the use of stairs.


Roderick Usher
Alan Chiang

Production Team

Stage Manager
Davi Lemos
Projections Designer
Camilla Tassi