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Burning Bayreuth: The Gonzales Cantata and The Hunger Art

Burning Bayreuth: The Gonzales Cantata and The Hunger Art

Melissa Dunphy's Gonzales Cantata, a choral work based on the Senate Judiciary testimony of former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, was recently given a new production at the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY. The program also included Jeff Myers' one-act opera The Hunger Art. The event marked the debut of … Continue reading Burning Bayreuth: The Gonzales Cantata and The Hunger Art

Watching the Gonzales Cantata

Watching the Gonzales Cantata

This past Sunday the Philadelphia Fringe Festival featured the final of three performances of the Gonzales Cantata, a choral rendition of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings of former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. (For pictures of the final performance see my earlier post.) Once you get beyond the bizarre concept (an operatic work with a libretto … Continue reading Watching the Gonzales Cantata

Photos from the Gonzales Cantata

Photos from the Gonzales Cantata

Photos from yesterday's performance of the Gonzales Cantata at the University of Pennsylvania's Rotunda are in my Flickr photostream.¬†For my review, see: "Watching the Gonzales Cantata." Composed and conducted by Melissa Dunphy, the piece is a musical rendition of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings of former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. By turns both satirically funny … Continue reading Photos from the Gonzales Cantata