‘Scalia/Ginsburg’ at Toledo Opera in April 2020
Toledo, OH — Scalia/Ginsburg, the American comic opera by Derrick Wang that ushered in the era of Supreme Court-themed art, will receive a new production by Toledo Opera in April 2020.
Toledo Opera’s production also features Gilbert & Sullivan’s classic one-act courtroom farce Trial by Jury, with orchestration by Derrick Wang.
The Toledo Blade writes:
“I have been wanting to stage these two one-acts for a while now,” [Toledo Opera] executive director [Suzanne] Rorick said. “This is the sixth in our series offering contemporary American operas. The one we have in mind for next season is one of the best that has been premiered in recent years. We’re pairing it with a request made by Toledo Opera audiences.”
Opening the evening is Derrick Wang’s comedy of unlikely friendship on the U.S. Supreme Court, Scalia/Ginsburg. The opera is so enlightening and entertaining, The Los Angeles Times boldly printed: “Could we please make it a constitutional requirement that no one can be sworn into the office in the White House or Congress without first having seen Scalia/Ginsburg.”
Partnering is a warhorse by the wittiest operatic writers of all time, Gilbert and Sullivan. Trial By Jury, their parody on the British judicial system, has everything that makes a G & S [show] brilliant: dundering leads, intelligent half-wits, and a bevy of perky choristers, all wrapped in the razor sharp wit of a good British farce.
Hailed as “a perfect…jewel”, Scalia/Ginsburg was launched at the Supreme Court of the United States in 2013 and premiered by Lorin Maazel’s Castleton Festival in 2015, with further productions at The Glimmerglass Festival (2017), Opera North (2018), and OperaDelaware (2019).
Toledo Opera’s production of Scalia/Ginsburg will take place on Friday, April 17, 2020 at 7:30pm and Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 2pm at the Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams Street, Toledo, OH 43604. A student preview performance will take place on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 7pm.
For 2019-2020 season tickets, visit the Toledo Opera website; individual tickets will be available at a later date.