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1 Gonzalas Cantata on Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:58 pm

gypsy


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I just read a unique/funny interesting piece, of opera called Gonzales Cantata,couldn't find an embed video here is the url..

http://gonzalescantata.com/



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2 Re: Gonzalas Cantata on Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:58 pm

gypsy


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here is more on Gonzales old hat>>I know but was an excerpt to the opera

Video: Alberto Gonzales, The Opera
by Jim Brogan
http://www.postchronicle.com/news/original/article_212255238.shtml

Alberto Gonzales, The Opera - In February 2005, President George W. Bush appointed
White House Counsel and former Secretary of the State of Texas Alberto Gonzales the 80th Attorney General of the United States.

By the end of 2007, Gonzales had resigned after disastrous testimonial hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

So, if law and politics is your thing you might want to take a gander at "The Gonzales Cantata," a concert opera about Alberto Gonzales's Senate Judiciary Committee hearings.

The Gonzales Cantata is a 40-minute choral work by Melissa Dunphy based on the hearings that punctuated the U.S. attorney-dismissal scandal back in 2007.

Melissa Dunphy says of her Cantana:

"The Gonzales Cantata is a reaction to the drama and politics of events leading up to the resignation of disgraced Fmr. U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in 2007.

"During his hearings before the often brutal Senate Judiciary Committee, Gonzales became a modern-day Orpheus, alone and defenseless, facing the terrifying Furies in the Underworld. The doomed Orpheus in this tale, however, lacks the noble cause or incredible talent of the mythical Orpheus, and he has even had a hand in the poisoning of his Eurydice the country he serves.

"This is the account of a man who has risen to the level of his own incompetence and must face the terrible consequences without hope of escape or redemption.

"In protest of male domination of American politics, the genders of the performers have been reversed in relation to the characters they portray."

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