No Seriously, An Opera About Clinton
by Christie Connolley
Either Melissa Wimbish is psychic or she had inside information! In her ‘Question of the Week’ Melissa posed the question, “So, there’s an opera about Nixon, but why not about Clinton?” And lo and behold, one is in the works. Check out this press release:
A new opera based on Bill Clinton’s life – ‘Billy Blythe’ will be released this fall.
The opera has been penned by an Arkansas songwriter and poet and is titled after the 42nd President’s birth name, William Jefferson Blythe.
The play will portray the former President’s difficult childhood and is inspired from Clinton’s autobiography.
“Clinton’s life is very operatic, over the top, the perfect operatic vision,” The New York Daily News quoted musician Bonnie Montgomery as telling U.S. News and World Report.
“He paints this myth – it’s storytelling, beautiful and imaginative writing,” she said.
Montgomery is scoring the opera and poet Britt Barber is supplying the words.