Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Charles Boudreau

(First published in January, 2020.) One of today’s most wide-ranging composers, Vivian Fung’s inspirations range from ancient gamelon music to ideas for preparing pot roast (for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, no less!)

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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.

Is There A Lawyer In The (Opera) House?

Aug 8, 2012

Opera: the stuff of passion, fury, sorrow and ... disquisitions on jurisprudence?

Maybe, if a panel discussion at the just-finished annual meeting of the American Bar Association is to be believed. Called "Arias of Law: The Rule of Law at Work in Opera and the Supreme Court," the session, which was created and moderated by Craig Martin of Jenner & Block LLP, featured U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Anthony Freud, general director of Chicago's Lyric Opera; and U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr.

This is a big week for classical music at the Supreme Court. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg provided Alex Ross at The New Yorker with a list of her favorite records.