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Met to stage new Glass Opera about Walt Disney

Gerard Mortier, New York City Opera's general-manager and artistic-director designate, announced today that the company has commissioned Philip Glass to compose a new opera - Glass's 24th no less - based on the life of Walt Disney. Titled The Perfect American, the opera is scheduled to open the City Opera's 2012-13 season, in time for Philip Glass's seventy-fifth birthday.

Glass said "The pulse of his life has to be the pulse of our own American culture. And, like other aspects of life here, it is unimaginable, alarming, and truly frightening"


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