AustLit logo
y separately published work icon The Fall of the House of Usher : One Act Opera After Edgar Allen Poe single work   musical theatre   opera   - One act.
Adaptation of The Fall of the House of Usher Edgar Allan Poe , 1839 single work short story
Note: Libretto by Gwen Harwood, music by Larry Sitsky.
Issue Details: First known date: 1974... 1974 The Fall of the House of Usher : One Act Opera After Edgar Allen Poe
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

Notes

  • Based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe.
  • Dedication: To Rex Hobcroft with many thanks

Production Details

  • 'Commissioned for the Festival of Australian Opera, Hobart 1965 and printed with the assistance of the Music Board, The Australia Council for the Arts.'
  • 'This opera was the very first to be staged at the Sydney Opera House on 25th July 1973.'

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Gwen Harwood: Words and Music Gregory Kratzmann , 2006 single work essay
— Appears in: Reflected Light : La Trobe Essays 2006; (p. 285-301)
'This essay is concerned mainly with what [Gwen Harwood] claimed to be her most satisfying work, the writing of librettos, words to be set to music.'
[To Larry Sitsky 14.11.1964] i "Usher's residence was cracked", Gwen Harwood , 2001 single work poetry
— Appears in: A Steady Storm of Correspondence : Selected Letters of Gwen Harwood : 1943-1995 2001; (p. 196)
By Way of Music : Some Thoughts on Poetry and Music Gwen Harwood , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: OzMuze , December vol. 1 no. 3 1990; (p. 11-12)
Gwen Harwood: Words and Music Gregory Kratzmann , 2006 single work essay
— Appears in: Reflected Light : La Trobe Essays 2006; (p. 285-301)
'This essay is concerned mainly with what [Gwen Harwood] claimed to be her most satisfying work, the writing of librettos, words to be set to music.'
By Way of Music : Some Thoughts on Poetry and Music Gwen Harwood , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: OzMuze , December vol. 1 no. 3 1990; (p. 11-12)
[To Larry Sitsky 14.11.1964] i "Usher's residence was cracked", Gwen Harwood , 2001 single work poetry
— Appears in: A Steady Storm of Correspondence : Selected Letters of Gwen Harwood : 1943-1995 2001; (p. 196)
Last amended 8 Oct 2015 11:58:58
Newspapers:
    Powered by Trove
    X