Based on Peter Stephan Jungk's novel and written by Philip Glass, one of the world's most important composers, The Perfect American imagines the final years of Walt Disney's life, including mythical imaginings of Abraham Lincoln and Andy Warhol. This latest opera from Glass, his 24th, was commissioned by ENO and Teatro Real Madrid to mark his 75th birthday. New Production. Running time: 2hrs 5minsPerformers Christopher Purves (Walt Disney), David Soar (Roy), Janis Kelly (Hazel George), Sarah Tynan (Sharon), John Easterlin (Andy Warhol), Zachary James (Abraham Lincoln), Pamela Helen Stephen (Lillian Disney).
Music Philip Glass. Producer English National Opera. Conductor Gareth Jones. Director Phelim McDermott. Design Dan Potra. Choreographer Ben Wright. Design 59 Ltd (video design). Lighting Jon Clark.