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Cast of 'Usher'



Poe and Glass come to Long Beach with
‘The Fall of the House of Usher’



Long Beach Opera has never shrunk from a juicy piece of literature, and their new production of Philip Glass‘ take on the 1839 horror classic is no exception.   Under the baton of artistic director Andreas Mitisek, the company explores the depths of Edgar Allan Poe‘s mad tale of bizarre family tragedy with the talents of soprano Suzan Hanson as Madeline;  Ryan McPherson as Roderick; Lee Gregory as William (a character without a name in the original text); and featuring tenor Jonathan Mack and bass Nicholas Shelton.  Directed by Ken Cazan, this is a co-production with Chicago Opera Theater, who will present the show Feb 23 – Mar 1.  We’ll be at the premiere on Sunday, and look forward to reporting great things next week.  There are three performances total:

Long Beach Opera

The Fall of the House of Usher

Sunday January 27, 2pm
Saturday, February 2, 8pm
Sunday, February 3, 2pmWarner Grand Theater
478 W 6th Street, San Pedro
Map & DirectionsTickets $29-$160

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