J. S. Bach famously wrote no operas. “The Art of Fugue: The Opera” project’s goal is to turn part of Bach’s “The Art of Fugue” into a short “opera.”
The plot is loosely based on ” The Coffee Cantata.” However, instead of being a father/daughter conflict over the daughter’s love of coffee, it’s the father (bass)/son(countertenor) conflict of the son’s love of baroque music. There is a “deus ex machina” appearance of a character (tenor) who helps resolve the conflict.
Libretto by Catlin Vincent
Arranger is Douglas Bachanan