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Justice Ginsburg Makes Audible Opera Debut

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will make her opera vocal debut at the National Opera's premiere of “The Daughter of the Regiment” in Washington, D.C., where she take on the speaking role of the Duchess of Krakenthorp. (Paul Morigi/Getty Images for ELLE)

By    |   Friday, 21 Oct 2016 06:46 PM

Eighty-three-year-old United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is taking her love of opera to the next level, with a speaking (not singing) part in a Washington, D.C., opera.

Justice Ginsburg will play the Duchess of Krakenthorp on the opening night of “The Daughter of the Regiment” at the Washington National Opera. The part will be for one night only, Nov. 12, and will be tailored specially for Justice Ginsburg, The Washington Post reported.

Justice Ginsburg has been on the opera stage several times before; once with the late Justice Antonin Scalia for a cameo appearance in the party scene of “Ariadne auf Naxos” in 2009, and in a few other earlier productions of “Ariadne” and “Die Fledermaus.” This will be Justice Ginsburg’s first speaking part, however, and it is a comedic role that has been played by Montseratt Caballe and Bea Arthur.

Artistic director Francesca Zambello originally asked Justice Ginsburg to play the Duchess of Krakenthorp for all eight performances of the show, but Ginsburg didn’t think she could handle having a “day job and a night job.” Cindy Gold will play the role for subsequent performances.

The role of Duchess of Krakenthorp, though not a singing part, has been known to steal the show. It has been compared to the dowager roles in Marx Brothers movies, according to NPR.

The friendship and opinions of Justice Ginsburg and Justice Scalia were the subjects of Derrick Wang's short comic opera “Scalia/Ginsburg,” which premiered at Castleton Festival in 2015.

Justice Ginsburg also incorporates opera into some of her law lectures in a presentation called “Opera and the Law,” in which some opera singers participate at her invitation.

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