When a man visits his ill childhood friend Roderick Usher after many years apart, he is shaken to his core by the foreboding atmosphere and sense of evil that pervades the household and its inhabitants. His attempts to understand and address the literal and figurative "illness" that permeates Usher's house fail at every turn, and he is unable to deter Usher, his sister Madeline, and the house itself from their swift descent into the abyss. The hauntingly beautiful and strange music of Philip Glass perfectly captures every nuance and inner nerve of this powerful story by Edgar Allan Poe.
The Fall of the House of Usher: Physician
Tenor Scot Crandal’s singing has been described by critics as “powerful and passionate”. His soloist engagements include Arturo in LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR for Portland Opera, Ferrando in COSÌ FAN TUTTE for Ping & Woof Opera, Beethoven’s NINTH SYMPHONY for Bravo Chorale, Don Ottavio in DON GIOVANNI for Willamette Concert Opera, HANDEL’S MESSIAH for Bravo Chorale, Mozart’s REQUIEM for Choral Arts Ensemble, Elijah for Bravo Choral, and Macheath in BEGGAR’S OPERA for Opera Theater Oregon. The Oregonian said, “…the terrific Scot Crandal… as Mack, Crandal carries the show… He sings fearlessly, with a tenor voice that carries depth and power.”