PHILIP GLASS (b.1937): The Perfect American.
Catalogue Number: 03R065
Label: Orange Mountain Music
Reference: OMM 0102
Description: In Glass' recent opera based on a surreal fictionalized account of Walt Disney’s life, he is unflatteringly portrayed as complex and contradictory, staggeringly self-aggrandising, dictatorial and controlling. The work takes place in the last year of his life, depicting his obsession with his legacy and his terror of dying. Libretto included. Christopher Purves (baritone), David Pittsinger (bass), Marie McLaughlin (soprano), Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real; Dennis Russell Davies. NOTE: This is the same live performance which appeared on Opera Rara DVD and was offered in these pages in November of 2013 (see 11P072 for unabridged blurb)