An opera in one act, Usher House is based on Edgar Allan Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher.
“Poe’s inter-grown house and family of Usher are artworks of morbidity and malaise worthy of the spectacular climax he devised for them. He has preferred to make mood everything, saving almost all dialogue and explicit action for the closing scene.” – Gordon Getty
...Of note was Getty’s own libretto, which added some potentially dramatic elements to the original story.
San Francisco Classical Voice, 2015
…These three songs are immensely enjoyable. Sung with considerable feeling by Delan, the songs in Getty’s vision of Elizabethan England (or thereabouts) are distinguished by haunting lyricism and, in ‘Tune the Fiddle,’ by body-engaging rhythms.
Jason Victor Serinus
San Francisco Classical Voice, 2010
Gordon Getty’s settings of three of his own poems…bring forth an impressive range of interpretive responses from Delan, in collaboration with the sensitive accompaniment of pianist Kristin Pankonin.
Sequenza 21, 2010