Glass: The Perfect American (Davies)
Recorded live at the Teatro Real, Madrid, January 2013
Running Time: c.120 mins
Content Type: Movie
The last days of the American icon Walt Disney form a powerful and poignant subject for Philip Glass's latest opera, which was filmed at its first performances in Madrid in January 2013.
Phelim McDermott's spectacular production is worthy of Disney's own visual imagination and its definitive influence on American culture, while in the pit is the conductor Dennis Russell Davies, an experienced and authoritative champion of the composer's hypnotically beautiful music, which gives wings to Rudy Wurlitzer's operatic translation of Peter Stephan Jungk's novel, using both fact and fiction to peer into Disney's troubled psyche as illness forces him to confront his mortality.
Filmed in High Definition and recorded in true Surround Sound.
NTSC 16:9 Anamorphic