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Perfect American, The

Philip Glass
Original Language:
Rudy Wurlitzer
Opera in Two Acts

An adaptation of Peter Stephan Jungk’s novel, Der König von Amerika

The classification is of the revised version of the score, dated April 18, 2013.

20th Century
The narrative moves back and forth, in both time and place.
Role Voice Part Classification
Walt Disney Bass-Baritone L
Lillian Mezzo-Soprano F
Dantine Tenor F
Roy Disney Baritone F
Hazel Soprano S
Diane Soprano S
Sharon Soprano S
Josh/Lucy Treble or Soprano S
Abraham Lincoln Bass S
Secretary Soprano B
Chuck/Doctor Tenor B
Andy Warhol Tenor B
Undertaker Bass B
Nurse Mezzo-Soprano CB
It is also possible to combine the roles of Abraham Lincoln and the Undertaker, which classification would be Supporting.
Minimum Chorus:  28
Divisi:  SATB