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GARY E. O ‘CONNOR – THE ART OF FUGUE: THE OPERA

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