La Chute De La Maison Usher (opera)
La chute de la maison Usher (The Fall of the House of Usher) is an unfinished opera in one act (divided into two scenes) by Claude Debussy to his own libretto, based on Edgar Allan Poe's short story The Fall of the House of Usher. The composer worked on the score between 1908 and 1917 but it was never completed.
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