The Perfect American, an opera about Walt Disney by Philip Glass, opened in Madrid this week. The L.A. Times review says that it “delves deep into the psyche of a visionary at the end of his life, of an artist who devoted his life to a vision of a world without death, now grappling with mortality… It does what opera does best by making the larger-than-life creator of Mickey Mouse an imperfect life-size, ultimately earning our wonderment”.