One man's lawsuit is another man's oratorio! In 2004, political commentator Bill O'Reilly was sued by co-worker Andrea Mackris. Shortly after the multi-million dollar out-of-court settlement was announced, Seattle composer Igor Keller decided to create and self-produce a classical Baroque-style oratorio out of the text of the legal complaint, which includes transcripts of O'Reilly's audio-taped phone calls to Mackris.
'Singing Bill O'Reilly' documents the dogged determination required by the creative process while simultaneously exploring questions of power, the place of social commentary in classical music, and the nature of artistic obsession. Intriguing, at times humorous, shocking, and inspiring, 'Singing Bill O'Reilly' introduces the viewer to the man who turned the text of a sordid legal complaint into something with artistic merit.