Composer reconfigures Debussy’s operamain
Berlin’s Staatsoper Unter den Linden has scheduled the world premiere of Annelies Van Parys’s completion of Debussy’s Fall of the House of Usher on October 12.
It’s a joint commission with Stockholm’s Folkoperan.
Debussy left the opera unfinished in 1908. Various musicologists have attempted to complete it in Debussy’s style. Van Parys insists that her is the first version to merge Debussy with a modern sound world.