The Perfect American - ENO/Teatro Reale Madrid - Animation and Projection design by 59 Productions

Creative Team

Philip Glass

Phelim McDermott

Dan Potra

Video Design:
Leo Warner (59)

Director of Animation:
Joseph Pierce (59)

Ben Wright

Lighting Designer:
Jon Clark

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The Perfect American

ENO / Teatro Real Madrid

About this Project

Based on Peter Stephan Jungk’s novel and written by Philip Glass, one of the world’s most important composers, The Perfect American imagines the final years of Walt Disney’s life, including mythical imaginings of Abraham Lincoln and Andy Warhol. This latest opera from Glass, his 24th, was commissioned by ENO and Teatro Real Madrid to mark his 75th birthday.

British theatre director Phelim McDermott returns following his spectacular production of Satyagraha for ENO and the Metropolitan Opera, New York, described as ‘transfixing musically and visually’ (The Guardian). The design is by leading international designer Dan Potra, whose work on the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games ceremony was widely acclaimed.

Alongside Satyagraha, this is the second collaboration between 59 Productions, Phelim McDermott and Philip Glass.