Opera

The Perfect American

Philip Glass

22 Jan, 13 - 06 Feb, 13

Musical conductor: Dennis Russell Davies

Stage Director: Phelim McDermott

At 75 years of age, one of the leading figures in 20th century music, Philip Glass, is composing a new work for the Teatro Real, where it will be given its world premiere. This is the first opera devoted to the figure of Walt Disney, the person who has, more than any other, influenced the current world of consumers and inspired the novel The Perfect American, by Peter Stephan Jungk: children nowadays only see mice and ducks as Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck, thanks to the image invented for them by the 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. At his dream factory, only men were hired to draw. Women were limited to colouring in the sketches. From the hand of Dennis Russell Davies, the musical director 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.

Opera in one prologue and two acts (thirteen scenes)
Libretto by Rudy Wurlitzer, after Peter Stephan Jungk's work
Dunvagen Music Publishing, (Editors and Owners)
World premiere, commission of Teatro Real and English National Opera of London
 
TEATRO REAL RESIDENTS CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA
(Coro Intermezzo / Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid) 
Aproximate duration of perfomance;
Prologue and Act I: 1 hour
Interval of 25 minutes
Act II and Epilogue: 45 minutes

Releases

Amigos del Real

09 November

2012

Suscribers

14 November

2012

General Public

19 November

2012

Performances

  • Date/hour
  • Space
  • Cast
  • Subscription ticket

22 January 2013

21:00

Main Auditorium

Christopher Purves, David Pittsinger, Donald Kaasch, Janis Kelly, Marie McLaughlin, Sarah Tynan, Nazan Fikret, John Easterlin, Rosie Lomas, Juan Noval-Moro, Zachary James, Noelia Buñuel, Beatriz de Gálvez
Subscription tickets E

24 January 2013

21:00

Main Auditorium

Christopher Purves, David Pittsinger, Donald Kaasch, Janis Kelly, Marie McLaughlin, Sarah Tynan, Nazan Fikret, John Easterlin, Rosie Lomas, Juan Noval-Moro, Zachary James, Noelia Buñuel, Beatriz de Gálvez
Subscription tickets P1

27 January 2013

19:00

Main Auditorium

Christopher Purves, David Pittsinger, Donald Kaasch, Janis Kelly, Marie McLaughlin, Sarah Tynan, Nazan Fikret, John Easterlin, Rosie Lomas, Juan Noval-Moro, Zachary James, Noelia Buñuel, Beatriz de Gálvez
Subscription tickets G

30 January 2013

21:00

Main Auditorium

Christopher Purves, David Pittsinger, Donald Kaasch, Janis Kelly, Marie McLaughlin, Sarah Tynan, Nazan Fikret, John Easterlin, Rosie Lomas, Juan Noval-Moro, Zachary James, Noelia Buñuel, Beatriz de Gálvez
Subscription tickets A

01 February 2013

21:00

Main Auditorium

Christopher Purves, David Pittsinger, Donald Kaasch, Janis Kelly, Marie McLaughlin, Sarah Tynan, Nazan Fikret, John Easterlin, Rosie Lomas, Juan Noval-Moro, Zachary James, Noelia Buñuel, Beatriz de Gálvez
Subscription tickets F

03 February 2013

19:00

Main Auditorium

Christopher Purves, David Pittsinger, Donald Kaasch, Janis Kelly, Marie McLaughlin, Sarah Tynan, Nazan Fikret, John Easterlin, Rosie Lomas, Juan Noval-Moro, Zachary James, Noelia Buñuel, Beatriz de Gálvez
Subscription tickets D

04 February 2013

21:00

Main Auditorium

Christopher Purves, David Pittsinger, Donald Kaasch, Janis Kelly, Marie McLaughlin, Sarah Tynan, Nazan Fikret, John Easterlin, Rosie Lomas, Juan Noval-Moro, Zachary James, Noelia Buñuel, Beatriz de Gálvez
Subscription tickets P2

06 February 2013

21:00

Main Auditorium

Christopher Purves, David Pittsinger, Donald Kaasch, Janis Kelly, Marie McLaughlin, Sarah Tynan, Nazan Fikret, John Easterlin, Rosie Lomas, Juan Noval-Moro, Zachary James, Noelia Buñuel, Beatriz de Gálvez
Subscription tickets C

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