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Following its world premiere in Madrid and acclaimed London season, the latest opera from iconic composer Philip Glass will make its Australian debut in Brisbane for Brisbane Festival. With ingenious animated projections and design, The Perfect American imagines the final months of Walt Disney's life, including mythical imaginings of Abraham Lincoln and Andy Warhol. 

This visually spectacular production designed by Dan Potra and directed by esteemed international theatre director Phelim McDermott (Metropolitan Opera), includes a stunning international and Australian cast, led by conductor Gareth Jones (English National Opera). Featuring British baritone Christopher Purves as Walt Disney, Cheryl Barker as Hazel, Douglas McNicol as Roy Disney, Donald Kaasch as Dantine, Marie McLaughlin as Lillian Disney and Kanen Breen as Andy Warhol alongside the Opera Queensland Chorus and Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

To conclude this magnificent collaboration, Ben Wright will choreograph dancers from Brisbane'sExpressions Dance Company and Britain's Improbable Theatre. Don’t miss one of this year's most exciting music theatre events.

"…Promises to be the opera sensation of 2014" Matthew Westwood, The Weekend Australian. 

"Philip Glass's new work is a winner" The Times

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