The Perfect American

Chicago Opera Theater

The Perfect American

An Opera by Philip Glass
Based on the Book by Peter Stephan Jungk
Libretto by Rudolph Wurlitzer

Truth, reality, and dreams blur in this fictionalized account of Walt Disney’s final days. Wrapped in the hypnotic music of prolific composer Philip Glass, The Perfect American brings Disney face-to-face with his past and the empire he’s built. As his creations start to crumble around him, dreams and nightmares begin to come true. Kevin Newbury (Lyric Opera’s Bel Canto and Norma) makes his Chicago Opera Theater debut to direct this Midwest premiere.