Logo Rolex

Certain chapters are not available. Thank you for your understanding.

opera Philip Glass's The Perfect American Dennis Russell Davies (conductor), Phelim McDermott (stage director) – Christopher Purves (Walt Disney), David Pittsinger (Roy Disney)...

Dennis Russell Davies (conductor), Phelim McDermott (stage director) – Christopher Purves (Walt Disney), David Pittsinger (Roy Disney)...

Philip Glass's The Perfect American Dennis Russell Davies (conductor), Phelim McDermott (stage director) – Christopher Purves (Walt Disney), David Pittsinger (Roy Disney)...

About

In 2013 at Madrid’s Teatro Real, Philip Glass presented the world premiere of his most recent creation, the opera The Perfect American (with a libretto by Rudy Wurlitzer based on Peter Stephan Jungk’s novel of the same name). A fictionalized account of the last months in the life of Walt Disney, the opera explores the state of mind of this extremely influential 20th century cultural icon. His biggest concerns at that pivotal moment? A despondent Walt Disney laments the fact that the science of cryogenics will not enable him to live forever as he had hoped...

Read more

Cast

  • Dennis Russell Davies | Music director
  • Phelim Mc Dermott | Stage director
  • Dan Potra | Set designer, Costume designer
  • Jon Clark | Lighting
  • Ben Wright | Choreographer
  • 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)

Program

  • Philip Glass, The Perfect American
    • Prologue
    • Act I
    • Act II
    • Epilogue

Details

  • Directed by:
    • János Darvas
  • Venue: Teatro Real de Madrid (Madrid, Spain)
  • Production date: 2013
  • Production: © EuroArts, Idéale Audience, Teatro Real, WDR, NHK, TVE
Want to watch the full video?

Appears in

You might also like