Philip Glass says hi-ho to opera about Walt Disney

commissioned to do just that

The opera, based on the novel The Perfect American, is set to honor Glass's 75th birthday. The plot of the book centers on a fictional artist who worked for Disney in the '40s and '50s, and retells the meteoric rise of the House of Mouse.

The show is scheduled to open the New York City Opera's 2012-2013 season. The NYCO will also be staging Glass' Einstein on the Beach for their 2009-2010 season, though the opera is woefully short on cryogenically-frozen animation magnates.

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