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Philip Glass: The Perfect American - Beatriz de Gálvez (vocals); Christopher Purves (vocals); David Pittsinger (vocals); Donald Kaasch (vocals);...
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The Philip Glass opera The Perfect American, premiered in Spain in 2013 (the performance reproduced here), is based on a 2001 German novel by Peter Stephan Jungk that traffics in the various dark rumors that swirled around Walt Disney in the years just before and after his death. Disney, it is suggested, was racist, anti-Semitic, and bent on cheating death itself through cryogenics. There was a bit of smoke surrounding each of these allegations, but basically no fire, and listeners may be troubled by the way the story plays ...

Philip Glass: The Perfect American 2016, Orange Mountain Music

UPC: 801837010220