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