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Fall of the House of Usher : one-act opera after Edgar Allan Poe / music by Larry Sitsky ; libretto by Gwen Harwood.
Library shelf no. Q 782.1/SIT 4 [Available for loan]
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Fall of the House of Usher : one-act opera after Edgar Allan Poe, vocal score / Larry Sitsky ; libretto by Gwen Harwood.
Library shelf no. 782.1/SIT 1 [Available for loan]
Instrumentation: Soprano, tenor, bass, orchestra.
Duration: 45 min.
Contents note: In one act with ten scenes.
Dedication note: Dedicated to Rex Hobcroft
Commission note: Commissioned by Friends of Australian Opera, Hobart.
This opera was the very first to be staged at the Sydney Opera House on 25th July, 1973.
Part IX (Usher's monologue) revised 1969.
Performances of this work
25 Jul 73: Sydney Opera House
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Tasmanian performance of House of Usher, set design
Posted by Barrie Collins  on 11 August, 2010
During the time that I worked at The Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust in the 60's I designed the sets for this Opera, I painted a set of panels for each scene from which the set painter worked. I still have one of these painted designs but unfortunately the others went missing, the design head told me they'd disappeared in Tasmania.
If by any chance Larry knows where they might be I'd be grateful to hear about them.
I can provide photos of the existing panel and of the missing panels.
Also it would be nice to be able to communicate with Larry as I love his music and would love to hear about his experience with the performance in Tasmania.
If anyone can help I'd be very grateful.