Kira Dills-Desurra, Mezzo-Soprano

The Perfect American

Dates  Venue

Music by Philip Glass
Libretto by Rudy Wurlitzer


A fictionalized account of Walt Disney’s final days. He is haunted by his own mortality, boundless ambition, and visionary empire. There is more to this icon than simply making dreams come true. With appearances by Abraham Lincoln, Andy Warhol, and Disney’s family, this whirlwind contemporary opera is a poetic and tragic story of the American Dream.

“…a great American opera that needs to be seen in L.A. And it is also the only great L.A. opera.”– Mark Swed, The LA Times.

Two hours including one 15 minute intermission
Sung in English w/ English Supertitles

Pre-Opera Talk
One hour before each performance, join us for a pre-opera talk with Artistic Director, Andreas Mitisek. Valid to all ticket holders.

Critical Acclaim


Sunday March 12, 2017 2:30 PM
Saturday March 18, 2017 8:00 PM


Long Beach Terrace Theater

300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, California 90802

The Perfect American – Kira Dills-Desurra