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Opera Delaware – Scalia/Ginsburg 4/28 & 5/3
April 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wilmington, DE — Scalia/Ginsburg, the American comic opera by Derrick Wang about the unlikely friendship of U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia, will receive a new production by OperaDelaware in its law-themed 2019 Festival.
This production marks the first-ever pairing of Scalia/Ginsburg with Gilbert & Sullivan’s classic one-act courtroom farce Trial by Jury.
Launched at a special presentation at the Supreme Court of the United States in 2013, Scalia/Ginsburg received its world premiere production in 2015 at renowned conductor Lorin Maazel’s Castleton Festival, followed by a sold-out second production in 2017 at The Glimmerglass Festival.
Justices Ginsburg and Scalia wrote prefaces to Derrick Wang’s libretto, an early version of which was published in the Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts and excerpted in Justice Ginsburg’s 2016 book My Own Words.
In 2018, the premiere recording of the aria “You Are Searching in Vain for a Bright-Line Solution” was released on the Cedille Records album Notorious RBG in Song.
In the 2018–2019 season, Scalia/Ginsburg receives new productions by Opera North and OperaDelaware.
It also marks the first production with full orchestra of the revised version of Scalia/Ginsburg, which was updated after Justice Scalia’s passing in 2016, performed at The Glimmerglass Festival in 2017, and hailed as “a perfect…jewel”.
Performances of Scalia/Ginsburg will take place on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 2pm and Friday, May 3, 2019 at 7:30pm at The Grand Opera House at 818 N. Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801.
Tickets are available to the public starting August 1, 2018: