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'A cantata based on the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings of former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales'
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The Gonzales Cantata




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BACKGROUND ON GONZALES...



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 in disgrace after disastrous testimonial hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee...
TIMELINE OF EVENTS...

MOLLY CRABAPPLE-DESIGNED POSTER (2009)
Wikipedia exposé...

Dismissal of U.S. attorneys controversy documents...

Specter: "Do you prepare for your press conferences? And were you prepared when you said you weren't involved in any deliberations?"...
GONZALES: I DON'T RECALL...
SLATE: Crimes and Misdemeanors...
Senators Renew Bipartisan Call for Gonzales to Go...
VIDEO: Alberto Gonzales resignation speech...
NYT: In Searching for New Job, Gonzales Sees No Takers...
"I CONSIDER MYSELF A CASUALTY, ONE OF THE MANY CASUALTIES OF THE WAR ON TERROR"...

NYT: Questions for Gonzales...
APR 19 2007 HEARING TRANSCRIPT
Part one...
Part two...
WASH POST: Gonzales Hospital Episode Detailed...
God Bless America! By Robert Montgomery Bird


About the composer, Melissa Dunphy...

GONZALES CANTATA INFLUENCING FOREIGN POWERS?
PRESIDENT OF CROATIA plays excerpt of the Gonzales Cantata to students at Yale


IN PROTEST OF MALE DOMINATION OF AMERICAN POLITICS, THE GENDERS OF THE PERFORMERS HAVE BEEN REVERSED IN RELATION TO THE CHARACTERS THEY PORTRAY...
RACHEL MADDOW "TOTALLY GEEKING OUT"



VIDEO: SECOND MADDOW APPEARANCE!



FOX NEWS REMOVES VIDEO FROM ARCHIVES: embarrassed by BRET BAIER's obvious confusion?

Transcript of segment still available


2009 PHILLY FRINGE FESTIVAL ARTIST PROFILE: Melissa Dunphy...

HER SECRET CONVERSATION WITH JOHN ASHCROFT
HUFFINGTON POST: Former AG Inspires Concert Opera...

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Alberto Gonzales, the Concert Opera (No, We're Not Kidding)...

THE ATLANTIC: "like Henry Purcell filtered through late John Adams"...

SEQUENZA 21: "Melissa [Dunphy] is creating a PR model for any composer to learn from"...

PHAWKER: Justice May Be Blind But She Is Not Deaf...

BROAD STREET REVIEW: "a brilliant work of art"...


Let the eagle soar!
VIDEO TRAILER - "I DON'T RECALL"


VIDEO TRAILER - "THIS IS NOT ABOUT ALBERTO GONZALES"


Credits and performance history...
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2009 PHILADELPHIA FRINGE PERFORMANCE


2018 MID-COLUMBIA MASTERSINGERS PERFORMANCE


2018 BIG MOUTH SOCIETY PERFORMANCE

EXCLUSIVE PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION WITH FORMER US ATTORNEY JOHN MCKAY, COMPOSER MELISSA DUNPHY AND CONDUCTOR JUSTIN RAFFA

Further conversation between conductor and composer captured on video...
Full conversation nearly an hour long!


Download or stream the entire Cantata at BandCamp...

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MERCH AVAILABLE! Tshirts, posters, signed scores

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The Gonzales Cantata: Bard College

Philly Fringe Photos...
Gonzales Cantata: Fringe Festival 2009

Download the program from the Philly Fringe shows...

Libretto released to public...