Show artwork for Scare Pair

Usher House / The Canterville Ghost

Composed by Gordon Getty

Conducted by Sara Jobin

June 22 – January 24, 2018

Two company premieres

At the The Broad Stage

Double bill: Gordon Getty's Usher House and The Canterville Ghost

An entertaining hybrid of spooky stories and opera, providing fans of scary stories with an eloquent theatrical experience and fans of opera with a particularly colorful program

Scott FeinblattLA Weekly

The 2017/18 season closed in June with a final Off Grand presentation. Billed as "Scare Pair," this double bill of company premieres featured Gordon Getty’s eerie Usher House and comic The Canterville Ghost, presented at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica.

"Usher House" cast

Edgar Allan Poe
Dominic Armstrong
Roderick Usher
Keith Phares
Madeline Usher (voice)
Summer Hassan
Madeline Usher
Jamielyn Burns
Doctor Primus
Matthew Burns
Child Madeline
Jessica Ann Best
Child Roderick
Hilary Ginther
Attendant
Kevin Wetzel

"The Canterville Ghost" Cast

Virginia Otis
Summer Hassan
Mrs. Otis
Jessica Ann Best
1st Twin, 1st Boy, 1st Voice
Augusta Caso
2nd Twin, 2nd Boy, 2nd Voice
Hilary Ginther
Cecil Cheshire
Dominic Armstrong
Hiram Otis
Keith Phares
Canterville
Kevin Wetzel
Sir Simon (The Ghost)
Matthew Burns

Creative Team

Composer/Librettist
Gordon Getty
Conductor
Sara Jobin
Director
Brian Staufenbiel
Scenery
Dave Dunning
Costumes
Callie Floor
Lighting
Nicole Pearce
Projections
David Murakami
Choreographer
Yayoi Kambara
Wigs & Makeup
Kate Casalino

Production made possible with generous support from Arts + Earth Initiative. With additional support from LA Opera board members Marc and Eva Stern, Carol and Warner Henry, and LA Opera Contemporary Opera Initiative chairpersons Barry and Nancy Sanders, and a consortium of generous donors.

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