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DC Theatre Scene praises ‘knockout performance’ of ‘Scalia/Ginsburg’ aria at Glimmerglass

DC Theatre Scene praises ‘knockout performance’ of ‘Scalia/Ginsburg’ aria at Glimmerglass

DC Theatre Scene, reviewing the Glimmerglass Festival’s July 19 event with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, praises the excerpt from the opera Scalia/Ginsburg as “the knockout performance of the afternoon” — and exhorts: 

Oh, Washington community, let’s champion our own and bring this opera by Derrick Wang…to full fruition in the Washington area.

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The knockout performance of the afternoon was unmistakably Jacqueline Echols, in the opera-still-in-development, Scalia/Ginsburg. Echols performed Justice Ginsburg herself in her response to Scalia on the issue of legal constructionism. Echols is both beautiful and a vocally expressive singer-actress. She exudes a mature singer’s confidence and radiant courage that deftly portrayed the forward-thinking Justice. She moves effortlessly through a “Ginsburg aria” that consists of a pastiche of Carmen’s “[Seguidilla,]” a soulful jazzy melody, and the dazzling pyrotechnics of a gospel diva.

At the scene’s end, Justice Ginsburg remarked, “That is just exactly the way I am and sound — in the shower.”

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[Photo: Glimmerglass Festival]

VIDEO: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg explains title, plot of Derrick Wang’s opera ‘Scalia/Ginsburg’

VIDEO: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg explains title, plot of Derrick Wang’s opera ‘Scalia/Ginsburg’

Cooperstown Crier interviews ‘Scalia/Ginsburg’ creator Derrick Wang

Cooperstown Crier interviews ‘Scalia/Ginsburg’ creator Derrick Wang