What might Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg do if she wasn’t a judge? Why, she’d be an opera performer, of course! That’s right, the honorable Supreme Court Justice is appearing in an opera. She’ll exchange her robe for a petticoat as the Duchess of Krakenthorp in Donizetti’s Daughter of the Regiment for the Washington National Opera. She’ll take over the role for one night only at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
She won’t be singing, but she will be showing off her comedy chops.
Some tongue-in-cheek references to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s day job will pepper the script.
Sounds like the notorious RBG is somewhat of an opera veteran! She was also an extra in Ariadne auf Naxos in 1994 and in Johann Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus in 2003. Ginsburg’s star power is already doing wonders for the National Opera’s sales.
Nobody brings quite the same allure to the inside-the-beltway stage as 82-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Having served on the Supreme Court for over 20 years, she crossed into pop culture #yaassqueen status for her defense of reproductive rights, equal pay, affirmative action, and voting rights.
You may remember how she answers the question, “when will there be enough women on the Supreme Court?”
Break a leg, Justice RBG!