Justice Ginsburg To Return To Glimmerglass Festival

Justice Ginsburg To Return

To ’19 Glimmerglass Festival

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is surrounded by the Glimmerglass Festival’s Young Artists after addressing a near-capacity crowd at the Alice Busch Opera Theatre in 2016. (Karli Cadel/Glimmerglass Festival)

COOPERSTOWN – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will once again be on hand to speak about her passion for opera and her perspective on law in the arts at The Glimmerglass Festival next July.

This is Justice Ginsburg’s sixth time presenting at The Glimmerglass Festival. She last appeared in 2017, when she spoke following a performance of Derrick Wang’s opera Scalia/Ginsburg. Her talk will also feature members of the Glimmerglass Young Artists Program enacting selected scenes that deal with law and justice.

The event will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, July 26 at the Festival. Tickets to this event are currently available to subscribers and will go on sale to the general public January 28, 2019.

The 2019 Festival, which runs from July 6 through Aug. 24, will feature new productions of Kern’s Show Boat, Verdi’s La traviata, Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles and the world premiere of Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson’s Blue. The Festival will also present Britten’s youth opera, Noah’s Flood, and an adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades.

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