Philip Glass opens in Madrid

The next 22 In January, the world premiere of Philip Glass's opera will take place at the Teatro Real (Baltimore, 1937) The Perfect American, based on the book by Peter Stephan Jungk (California, 1952), recently published in Spain under the name of The Perfect American, that recreates, in the form of fiction, the last months of the life of Walt Disney, in which the great icon of American culture relives moments from his past and is besieged by doubts and concerns.
This new opera, the number 24, according to composer, in the extensive catalog of his musical production, was commissioned and co-produced by the Teatro Real and the English National Opera, where it will be presented next June. Philip Glass arrives in Madrid these days to supervise the last rehearsals and attend this world premiere.
Both the music director, Dennis R. Davies, as the stage manager, Phelim McDermott, have been collaborating for a long time on Glass projects and are, so, great connoisseurs of the author and his work.
The cast includes baritone Christopher Purves., David Pittsinger, Janis Kelly, Marie McLaughlin y Sarah Tynan, among others.
A work that tries to demystify its protagonist, Walt Disney. On the one hand, he presents us with the man who was, the one that more or less could know the public, and on the other, the man i could be. In any case, always a character with a lot to analyze.