The "Rise and Fall of Ronald P. Glumpf" - First Satiric Opera/music Theater Work on the 2016 Presidential Election Debuts on the Internet

The first music theater work to take on Donald Trump’s bizarre run for the presidency has launched on the Internet at  by NOR Music and is available for free listening or download.

“I got sick of listening to this blowhard and his ignorant excuse-making surrogates,” says Glumpf composer Roger Rudenstein, “and I just had to do something about it.”  Rudenstein is an award-winning composer with a cross over bent whose works have been nominated several times for a Grammy as well as the Pulitzer Prize.

“The result was this opera/music theater piece about Ronald P. Glumpf, a guy, who like Trump, runs on a hate-filled platform, lies all the time, is a bully and says a lot of things that sound just like The Donald.  He even has an alter-ego spokesman who praises his sexual prowess.”

Rudenstein wrote the book and composed the music in just a few weeks.   “The idea of a major party candidate whose first act in office would be to deport 10 million people helped inspire me in a negative kind of way,” he said. “As a Jew, I can relate to how these so-called illegals are feeling when bigots like Trump want to categorize them as bad people and ethnically cleanse them from our country.”

It took Rudenstein, who lives in New Hampshire, about a month to make the recording using professional singers from Boston and his own state.  Music Director Paul Dykstra, who is also a noted pianist and teacher, worked with him to lay down the tracks.

“It’s a funny piece,” said Dykstra. “There are moments in it that I want to make my ringtone.”

“I’m hoping that this recording convinces even Trump supporters that he would be a disaster for this country,” Rudenstein stated.

The free recording is available on the composer’s web site and is about 45 minutes long. Copyright is owned by NOR Music LLC.

Source: NOR Music LLC


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