Scalia/Ginsburg – An Opera By Derrick Wang
Inspired by the unlikely friendship of U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia, Scalia/Ginsburg was launched at a special presentation at the Supreme Court of the United States in 2013 before receiving its world premiere production in 2015 at renowned conductor Lorin Maazel’s Castleton Festival. A sold-out second production followed in 2017 at The Glimmerglass Festival. In 2018, Opera North’s production of Scalia/Ginsburg debuted an intimate new seven-player orchestration in New Hampshire at the height of the midterm election season. In 2019, OperaDelaware’s opening of Scalia/Ginsburg (in a new production and orchestration) became the highest-grossing performance in the company’s 74-year history. In the upcoming 2020 election year, Scalia/Ginsburg will receive new productions in Florida (Opera Naples), Ohio (Toledo Opera) and here in Las Vegas with a stellar production by Opera Las Vegas. See you in court!