This is just too funny:
O'Reilly Opera Much Better Than Cats
While the sexual harassment allegations levied against Bill
O'Reilly by former Fox News producer Andrea Mackris might seem
like fodder for a made-for-TV movie, some have decided to elevate
the he-said/she-said back-and-forth to a more refined art form.
Enter Igor Keller, a tenor saxophone player from Belltown,
Washington, who has re-imagined the O'Reilly saga as a 31-part,
concert-length neo-baroque oratorio titled, rather theatrically,
Mackris v. O'Reilly. Keller's opus doesn't cut any corners: The
libretto opens with a reading of the original complaint filed
by Mackris and runs through seven chorales, four recitatives,
and numerous arias before the denouement, which features a
dramatic reading of the settlement O'Reilly (played by Charles
Robert Stephens, once hailed by the New York Times as a "baritone
of smooth distinction") reached with Mackris.
Those who aren't quite sure they can stomach two hours of O'Reilly
opera might be better advised to come in for the recitative and
aria that comprise part 27, when the infamous loofah-as-falafel
finally makes an appearance.
You can read more about this work, and order tickets for the January
2007 premiere in Seattle at: