The Perfect American

The Perfect American

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  • opera
  • 111 Mins

Legendary composer Philip Glass's opera ""The Perfect American"", imagines the final months of the life of Walt Disney - the person who has, more than any other, influenced the current world of consumers.

Children nowadays only see mice and ducks as Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck, thanks to the image invented for them by Walt Disney factory. In opposition to the world of happiness he devised, the existence of this perfect American was marked by an unhappy youth and a personality whose “political correctness” outdid that of even Richard Nixon.

From the hand of Dennis Russell Davies, who has conducted almost all the premieres of Glass’s operas, and the stage director Phelim McDermott, we will be penetrating into the nightmare of a happy world.

Cast & Crew

(Composer), Marie McLaughlin (Lillian Disney), (Composer), Christopher Purves (Walt Disney), David Pittsinger (Roy), Donald Kaasch (Dantine), (Director), Janis Kelly (Hazel George)