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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...

MOLLY CRABAPPLE-DESIGNED POSTER
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...

Click here to watch the entire performance, with libretto, in HD on YouTube

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

INDECISION FOREVER: It's Not Over Till the Alberto Gonzales Opera Singers Sing...

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

WASHINGTON INDEPENDENT: 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"...

CITY PAPER: Gonzales Cantata breathes life into stale political proceedings...

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

DC DICTA | LAWYERS USA: DOJ scandal - set to music?

Heavybubble.com blogs about the Gonzales Cantata...

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

Audience member Peter Crain reviews the Feb 6, 2009, performance...


Let the eagle soar!
Meet the Philly Fringe Cast of the Gonzales Cantata



VIDEO TRAILER - "I DON'T RECALL"

Credits and performance history...
MELISSA DUNPHY
JAMES ALEXANDER
ESHA DATTA
SYDNEY DE LAPEYROUSE
EMILY EISEN
ANDREA GREENWALD
SKIP HALE
ROSEALLIE KASLOSKI
DANYA KATOK
ANGELA LATTANZIO
DANNY LAWSON
JESSICA LENNICK
JULIENNE LEUNG
CHRISSY MCHUGH
HEATHER MEHR
JULIA MINTZER
DAN MOYER
KATIE MOYER
KRIS NEEL
DAN PARDO
SHANNON RAFFERTY
FLORETA IOANA SHAPIRO
SNOW SHEN
SPARE CHANGE
CHRISTINE STIEF
SARABETH TABER-MILLER
NICHOLAS TAMAGNA
MARY THORNE
GOZDE TIKNAZ
EMILY WEIGERT
AMANDA WILLIAMS
DAN WILLIAMS
HEATHER WRIGHT
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LISTEN TO THE CANTATA
<a href="http://melissadunphy.bandcamp.com/album/the-gonzales-cantata-live-at-the-rotunda">Freedom Overture by Melissa Dunphy</a>

Download or stream the entire Cantata at BandCamp...

Get it on iTunes...

Couldn't make the show? Get the "Wish You Were Here" Package - posters, the program, CD, and pre-order the audio from the Philly Fringe performances...

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


VIDEO TRAILER - "THIS IS NOT ABOUT ALBERTO GONZALES"



Bard College Photos...

Philly Fringe Photos...



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Aaron Krolikowsli sketches the Fringe performances...
Download the program from the Philly Fringe shows...

Libretto released to public...