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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




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 excerpts 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"...

CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Bravo! Alberto Gonzales: the Opera...

MAIN JUSTICE: Gonzales Opera To Premier in Philadelphia Festival...

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"...


PRESS RELEASE FROM 2011 PERFORMANCES IN AT BARD COLLEGE


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

Credits and performance history...
ORIGINAL CAST: WHERE ARE THEY NOW? MELISSA DUNPHY
JAMES ALEXANDER
ESHA DATTA
SYDNEY DE LAPEYROUSE
EMILY COLLIER (EISEN)
ANDREA GREENWALD
SKIP HALE
ROSEALLIE KASLOSKI
DANYA KATOK
ANGELA LATTANZIO
DANNY LAWSON
JESSICA LENNICK
JULIENNE IKEGAMI (LEUNG)
CHRISSY PARDO (MCHUGH)
HEATHER DICE (MEHR)
JULIA MINTZER
DAN MOYER
KATIE MOYER
KRIS NEEL
DAN PARDO
SHANNON RAFFERTY
FLORETA IOANA SHAPIRO
SNOW SHEN
CHRISTINE STIEF
SARABETH TABER-MILLER
NICHOLAS TAMAGNA
MARY THORNE
GOZDE TIKNAZ
EMILY ANASTASI
AMANDA WILLIAMS
DAN WILLIAMS
HEATHER KELLER (WRIGHT)
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Download or stream the entire Cantata at BandCamp...

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GONZALES CANTATA YOUTUBE CHANNEL
LIVE PERFORMANCE FOOTAGE - "ATTACK ME"


VIDEO TRAILER - "THIS IS NOT ABOUT ALBERTO GONZALES"


Bard College Photos...
The Gonzales Cantata: Bard College

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

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Download the program from the Philly Fringe shows...

Libretto released to public...