Tuesday, September 30, 2008

When You Wish Upon An Opera Star

New York City Opera announced yesterday that it has commissioned Philip Glass to compose a new opera based on the life of Walt Disney. The opera, The Perfect American, is based on Austrian writer Peter Stephan Jungk's novel "Der Konig von Amerika" where a fictional cartoonist recounts the final days of Disney's life.

The opera is scheduled to open NYCO's 2012-2013 season, and will honor Glass's 75th birthday.

Expect evening gowns and black tie, all topped of with Mickey Mouse hats on opening night.

- Edward

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