An updated version of Scalia/Ginsburg, an opera by Professional Studies faculty member and composer Derrick Wang, will be presented at the 2017 Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Friday, August 4, at 4:00 pm, and Sunday, August 13, at 5:30 pm. The opera will feature faculty artist William Burden, a Glimmerglass artist in residence, in the role of Justice Antonin Scalia. Scalia/Ginsburg is about the relationship between Supreme Court Justices Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, played by Glimmerglass Young Artist Mary Beth Nelson. A special sold out Q&A session with Justice Ginsburg follows the August 13 performance.
Scalia/Ginsburg at Glimmerglass reviews
About William Burden: “[M]y, what singing! Mr. [William] Burden has one of the most engaging lyric tenors in the business and composer [Derrick] Wang has crafted some flights of fancy above the staff that found him in excellent form. Bill is also a master of comic delivery and his patter and one-liners (Pure applesauce among them) landed every time.” —Opera Today