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Maryland Opera Studio presents reading of Derrick Wang’s Scalia/Ginsburg

UPDATE (Feb. 14, 2014): Due to inclement weather, the Scalia/Ginsburg reading has been POSTPONED to Monday, February 17, 2014 at 7:30pm, in the Gildenhorn Recital Hall at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center:http://claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/events/2014/maryland-opera-studio-new-works-reading-series

The University of Maryland School of Music’s Maryland Opera Studio (MOS) will present a developmental reading of composer Derrick Wang’s opera Scalia/Ginsburg, inspired by the opinions of Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia. The reading will be held on Friday, February 14 at 7:30PM in the Clarice Smith Center’s Gildenhorn Recital Hall.

"Derrick Wang had the inspiration to bring two of the greatest diametrically opposed minds of our time together, using the one thing they agree on: opera,” said Nicholas I. J. Olcott, Interim Director of the MOS. “It's a wise and witty look at these two brilliant people and their unlikely friendship. It's also possibly the perfect opera for Washington!”

For directions to the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center: http://claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/parking-and-directions

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Baltimore Sun previews Maryland Opera Studio’s reading of Scalia/Ginsburg

Derrick Wang speaks with the ABA Journal about his new opera Scalia/Ginsburg