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Gordon Getty
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American Masters: Watts, Bernstein & Getty

Lincoln Theater

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Usher House / Canterville Ghost

The Broad Stage

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E. Engelhardt, The Canterville Ghost

On Saturday, May 9, 2015, [The Canterville Ghost] had its world premiere. Musically, the work of the American oil billionaire and occasional composer Gordon Getty is not a big hit. Inspired by the romanticism of the 19th century (influences by Franz Schubert and Richard Wagner), paired with a few well-known motifs such as "Yankee Doodle" and "Rule Britannia", the music is quite listenable and is forward-moving. Even musical. Otherwise it sounds like a long recitative, and this  did not seem to be a major challenge either for the singers or for the accompanying Gewandhausorchester, under the direction of Matthias Foremny.

[Translated from German]

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LA Opera announces double feature of Usher House and The Canterville Ghost

Gordon Getty's Usher House and The Canterville Ghost will be featured on a double bill during LA Opera's 2017-18 season.

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