The perfect American an opera
DVD
2013
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The last days of the American icon Walt Disney, form a powerful and poignant subject for Philip Glass's latest opera.

Item Details
Subjects:
Disney, Walt, 1901-1966 -- Drama.
Operas.
Genre:
Feature films.
Filmed operas.
Other Authors:
Darvas, János, video director.
Davies, Dennis Russell, conductor.
Easterlin, John, performer.
EuroArts Music International GmbH.
Fikret, Nazan, performer.
Glass, Philip, composer.
Idéale Audience International.
Improbable Skills Ensemble.
James, Zachary, performer.
Kaasch, Donald, performer.
Kelly, Janis, 1954- performer.
Libretto based on (work): Jungk, Peter Stephan, 1952- König von Amerika.
Lomas, Rosie, performer.
McDermott, Phelim, stage director.
McLaughlin, Marie, 1954- performer.
Nihon Hōsō Kyōkai.
Pittsinger, David, performer.
Purves, Christopher, performer.
Teatro Real (Madrid, Spain)
Tynan, Sarah, performer.
Westdeutscher Rundfunk.
Wurlitzer, Rudolph, librettist.
Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital optical stereo LPCM
digital optical surround DTS digital surround
video file DVD video region 0
Other Title:
Perfect American, an opera [DVD]
Glass. The Perfect American [DVD] : an opera
Notes:
DVD-9; audio formats: LPCM 2.0, dts digital surround; picture format: 16:9 anamorphic; NTSC; double layer disc; all regions.
World premiere co-production of the Teatro Real, Madrid and English National Opera, London.
Program notes and synopsis in English, French and German (23 pages : portraits ; 18 cm.) inserted in container.
Extra feature: cast gallery.
Christopher Purves (Walt Disney) ; David Pittsinger (Roy Disney) ; Donald Kaasch (Dantine) ; Janis Kelly (Hazel George) ; Marie McLaughlin (Lillian Disney) ; Sarah Tynan (Sharon) ; Nazan Fikret (Diane) ; Rosie Lomas (Lucy/Josh) ; Zachary James (Abraham Lincoln/A funerary worker) ; John Easterlin (Andy Warhol) ; Juan Noval-Moro (Chuck/A doctor) ; Beatriz de Gálvez (A secretary) ; Noelia Buñuel (Nurse) ; Coro y Orquesta del Teatro Real (Coro Intermezzo, Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid) ; Andrés Máspero, chorus master ; the Improbable Skills Ensemble ; Dennis Russell Davies, conductor.
Stage director, Phelim McDermott ; TV director, János Darvas ; sets and costumes, Dan Potra ; lighting design, Jon Clark ; choreography, Ben Wright.
Recorded at the Teatro Real, Madrid, January 2013.
Sung in English; subtitles in English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, and Korean.
Publisher or Distributor Number:
OA 1117 D
Link to PAC
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