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Glass: The Perfect American Blu-ray Disc (Teatro Real Madrid)

Glass: The Perfect American Blu-ray Disc (Teatro Real Madrid)

Philip Glass's powerful new opera.
£29.99

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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, 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 transformation 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.

 

 

Walt Disney: Christopher Purves

Roy Disney: David Pittsinger

Dantine: Donald Kaasch 

Hazel George: Janis Kelly 

Lillian Disney: Marie McLaughlin 

Sharon: Sarah Tynan 

 

Chorus & Orchestra of Teatro Real, Madrid conducted by Dennis Russell Davies 2013

 

Plus: Cast Gallery

 

Picture: 16:9

Running Time: 120 mins

Recorded: 2013

Sound: 2.0 LPCM Stereo/ DTS Master Audio

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES/JA/KO

1 x BD50

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