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The Perfect American

At the age of 75, Philip Glass composed the opera "The Perfect American" for the Teatro Real in Madrid. Based on a novel about Disney, it examines the particularly American mythologizing of the man and his time. Glass describes the opera not as a portrait but "a journey poetic and tragic" through the final years of a deeply flawed and complicated artist.

AIRED: May 05, 2019 | 1:58:41
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