The Perfect American: Teatro Real

02/09/2013
  |  Buy to Own: 02/09/2013
  |  120 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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Synopsis

Philip Glass's opera focuses on the final days of the great American icon, Walt Disney. Recorded during its inital run at Madrid's Teatro Real in January 2013, Phelim McDermott's visually vibrant production explores the troubled mind of the director, contrasting his outward public veneer with the turmoil as he confronts his own mortality. Christopher Purves takes the title role, with David Pittsinger as his brother, Roy, and Marie McLaughlin as his wife, Lillian. The conductor is Dennis Russell Davis.