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The Perfect American

An opera by Philip Glass. World Premiere

The Perfect American An opera by Philip Glass. World Premiere

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Philip Glass – one of the most sought-after American contemporary composers – presents his latest opera, The Perfect American, telling the story of a 20th-century character of huge cultural influence, Walt Disney. A world premiere at the Teatro Real de Madrid.

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Program

  • Philip Glass, The Perfect American, Libretto by Rudy Wurlitzer Adapted from the novel "The Perfect American" by Peter Stephan Jungk
    • Prologue & Act I
    • Act II & Epilogue

Details

  • Directed by: János Darvas
  • Venue: Teatro Real Madrid (Madrid, Spain)
  • Broadcast date: Feb. 6, 2013, 8 p.m.
  • Production date: 2013
  • Production: A coproduction Idéale Audience, EuroArts, Teatro Real, WDR/Arte, TVE and NHK. With the participation of MUSEEC/medici.tv and France Télévisions.
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Casting

  • Dennis Russell Davies | Music director
  • Phelim Mc Dermott | Stage director
  • Dan Potra | Set designer, Costume designer
  • Jon Clark | Lighting
  • Ben Wright | Choreography
  • Leo Warner (59 Productions) | Video
  • Andrés Máspero | Chorus master
  • Christopher Purves | Walt Disney
  • David Pittsinger | Roy
  • Donald Kaasch | Dantine
  • Janis Kelly | Hazel George
  • Marie McLaughlin | Lillian Disney
  • Sarah Tynan | Sharon
  • Nazan Fikret | Diane
  • Rosie Lomas | Lucy / Josh
  • Zachary James | Abraham Licoln / Employee of the mortuary
  • John Easterlin | Andy Warhol
  • Juan Noval-Moro | Chuck / A doctor
  • Beatriz de Gálvez | A secretary
  • Noelia Buñuel | A nurse
  • The Improbable Skills Ensemble | Actors
  • Coro y Orquesta titular del Teatro Real (Coro Intermezzo y Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid)

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