An Opera About Bill O’Reilly?

Ken AshfordPopular Culture, Right Wing and Inept Media, Right Wing Punditry/Idiocy1 Comment

Yup.  Here’s the scoop from the author of the book and blog "Sweet Jesus, I Hate Bill O’Reilly" (gotta love that name, by the way):

In the book "Sweet Jesus, I Hate Bill O’Reilly", we discussed the possibility of a musical theater production. We even went so far as to throw together some lyrics. Well kids, in the race to the stage, we’ve been beaten to the punch… and by a guy named Igor, no less.

Mackris v. O’Reilly is the new work by Igor Keller. The oratorio (which is basically an opera without the scenery), is for a 31-piece chamber orchestra, 32-voice chorus and three soloists, directed by Kris Falk.

The libretto is comprised of the original court document and O’Reilly’s on-air settlement announcement. Imagine a two-hour neo-baroque extravaganza including seven chorales, two madrigals, three choruses, four recitatives, two instrumental entrances and numerous arias dedicated to the sexual exploits of the most popular man in cable news.


Charles Robert Stephens – Baritone
as Bill O’Reilly

Stephens’ performances show "a committed characterization and a
voice of considerable beauty." (Opera News) He has been hailed by
The New York Times as a "baritone of smooth distinction."


Signe Mortensen – Soprano
as Andrea Mackris

Mortensen’s roles include Musetta in La Boheme (Bellevue Opera),
Pamina in Magic Flute (Skagit Opera), Micaela in Carmen (Opera
Pacifica), Frasquita in Carmen (Tri-Cities Opera), Adele in Die
Fledermaus (TCO), Yum-Yum in Mikado (Skagit Opera), and
Josephine in HMS Pinafore (Northwest Savoyards

Andrea Makris is the woman who sued O’Reilly for sexual harassment.