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‘Scalia/Ginsburg’ featured in AARP The Magazine

‘Scalia/Ginsburg’ featured in AARP The Magazine

In the December 2015 / January 2016 issue of AARP The Magazine, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks about ‘Scalia/Ginsburg,’ the “appealing” opera by Derrick Wang:

What do I love about opera?
…In 2015, an opera opened about me and Justice Antonin Scalia. It's called Scalia/Ginsburg. The composer, Derrick Wang, has degrees in music from Harvard and Yale. Enrolled in law school, he was reading dueling opinions by me and Justice Scalia and decided he could compose an appealing comic opera from them. He uses lines from opinions, speeches and articles we've written. The opera is really touching because it shows two people who interpret the Constitution differently but genuinely like each other. The last duet we sing is "We Are Different, We Are One": different in the way we interpret written texts, one in our reverence for the institution we serve, the Supreme Court of the United States.

Read the full interview here: http://bit.ly/RBGaarp

Derrick Wang to speak at TEDxBroadway 2016

Derrick Wang to speak at TEDxBroadway 2016

‘Scalia/Ginsburg’ featured thrice in WQXR’s list of top Ruth Bader Ginsburg opera videos

‘Scalia/Ginsburg’ featured thrice in WQXR’s list of top Ruth Bader Ginsburg opera videos