Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Philip Glass To Tackle Peter Stephan Jungk's "The Perfect American" While Pan Cogito To Tackle Hermann Broch's "Der Tod des Vergil"

NEW YORK (AP) — "Philip Glass has been commissioned by the New York City Opera to compose an opera that imagines the final months in the life of Walt Disney.

The announcement was made Monday by the opera's incoming General Manager Gerard Mortier.

The opera, "The Perfect American," is based on a recent novel by the American-born writer Peter Stephan Jungk. It will open City Opera's 2012-2013 season and honor the composer's 75th birthday." ...

Associated Press "NYC Opera commissions work by Philip Glass" September 29, 2008

Jonah and Philosopher, Sarcophagus from S. Maria Antiqua, Rome, 3rd century C.E.

Image credit: Prof. Lawrence Nees. University of Delaware. With thanks.


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