WRTI's Musical Tribute to the Late, Great Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Sep 28, 2020

WRTI honors the memory of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with special programming on Saturday, September 26th during Classical Coffeehouse with Debra Lew Harder, and Overture with Mark Pinto. Stay tuned to hear our weekly opera broadcast, which just happens to be what was one of Justice Ginsburg's favorite operas, Mozart's Don Giovanni.

Later this week, as Justice Ginsburg is laid to rest, we'll have music in memoriam.

And looking ahead, mark your calendars for our November 7th broadcast of Derrick Wang's comic opera Scalia/Ginsberga much-acclaimed work about the surprising friendship between these two justices with ideological differences and a shared love of opera. 

Our friend Peter Dobrin at The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote this insightful article about RBG's musical ties to Philadelphia.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sits in her chambers at the Supreme Court August 7, 2002 in Washington, DC.
Credit David Hume Kennerly

Check out fun facts about RBG and her love of opera in this Q & A in Opera News from April, 2017.

Here she is appearing in Donizetti's The Daughter of the Regiment with the Washington National Opera in 2016, playing the Duchess of Krakenthorp:

Justice Ginsburg talks about the 5 operas you should know: