Ruth Bader Ginsburg to speak on the radio about music and opera

Posted on: September 17, 2015

On Wednesday (9/16) at Chicago classical radio station WFMT, Julia Maish reports that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will appear as a guest on WFMT on September 21 with host Lisa Flynn. At 10 a.m., Justice Ginsburg “will share some of her favorite music.… Immediately following at 11 a.m., she and Ms. Flynn will join singers from The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago for a live broadcast from WFMT’s Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio. Justice Ginsburg, a well-known opera aficionado, will discuss Opera and the Law with Lisa Flynn, during which the singers will present operatic excerpts with legal scenes.” … The repertoire in the program was personally selected by Justice Ginsburg, who will also provide her own commentary…. Following the broadcast, Justice Ginsburg will record a segment for in which she will reveal her top five favorite operas.” Music on the broadcast will include selections from Carmen, Das Rheingold, Billy Budd, Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, and The Pirates of Penzance. The article notes that Justice Ginsburg’s son James runs Cedille Records, a classical record label based in Chicago.

Posted September 17, 2015