Derrick Wang is an interdisciplinary composer, lyricist, and librettist.
A graduate of Harvard and Yale, he combined his backgrounds in music and law to create the opera Scalia/Ginsburg.
He is the creator of the opera Scalia/Ginsburg.
Scalia/Ginsburg was launched at the Supreme Court of the United States, featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, published by the Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts, premiered at Lorin Maazel’s Castleton Festival, and quoted by Justice Ginsburg in her tribute to Justice Scalia.
He shares his journey unlocking artistry in unlikely places.
Recent speaking engagements include TEDxBroadway, the National Constitution Center, Second Circuit Judicial Conference, Stanford Arts Institute & Stanford Law School, and the University of Chicago Institute of Politics.
In memoriam: Justice Antonin Scalia (1936–2016).
Audio: Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with Scalia/Ginsburg composer Derrick Wang, in an interview featuring audio clips from the opera.
In her official statement from the Supreme Court regarding the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg began with a quote from the opera Scalia/Ginsburg.
“NEW YORK (AP) — Most speakers at large conferences hope they have something topical to add when it's their turn to talk. Derrick Wang has nothing to worry about.”
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg describes Derrick Wang’s opera Scalia/Ginsburg to the AARP community.
‘Scalia/Ginsburg’ is featured three times (!) in New York radio station WQXR’s list of top Ruth Bader Ginsburg opera videos.
“Do you know about this opera ‘Scalia/Ginsburg’ by a talented musician who went to law school?”
The Los Angeles Times writes: “Could we please make it a constitutional requirement that no one can be sworn into office in the White House or Congress without first having seen ‘Scalia/Ginsburg’?”
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talks to the Washington Post about Derrick Wang’s opera Scalia/Ginsburg.
VIDEO: David Savage of the Los Angeles Times describes Derrick Wang's opera 'Scalia/Ginsburg' in a panel discussion with fellow Supreme Court correspondents Robert Barnes (The Washington Post), Joan Biskupic (Reuters), Adam Liptak (The New York Times), and Tony Mauro (National Law Journal), moderated by Arthur Spitzer (Legal Director, ACLU of the National Capital Area).
MSNBC’s Irin Carmon reports from the world premiere of Derrick Wang’s comic opera Scalia/Ginsburg — and interviews Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after the performance. (Duration: 1:34)
MSNBC's Irin Carmon and Emily Drew take a backstage look at the world premiere of Derrick Wang’s opera Scalia/Ginsburg — and interview U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after the performance. (Duration: 1:48)
Audience members react after the sold-out world premiere of Derrick Wang’s opera Scalia/Ginsburg at the Castleton Festival founded by Lorin Maazel.
David Savage of the Los Angeles Times describes Derrick Wang's opera 'Scalia/Ginsburg' in a panel discussion with fellow Supreme Court correspondents from The Washington Post, Reuters, The New York Times, and the National Law Journal, moderated by Arthur Spitzer (Legal Director, ACLU of the National Capital Area). (Duration: 1:21)