We are different. We are one.



American comic opera in one act

by Derrick Wang

Libretto by the composer

Inspired by the opinions of U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia and by the “operatic precedent” of Händel, Mozart, Rossini, Bellini, Verdi, Offenbach, Bizet, Sullivan, Puccini, Strauss, et al.


Scalia/Ginsburg is an American comic opera by composer-librettist Derrick Wang about the unlikely friendship of U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia.


Launched at a special presentation at the Supreme Court of the United States in 2013, Scalia/Ginsburg received its world premiere production in 2015 at renowned conductor Lorin Maazel’s Castleton Festival, followed by a sold-out second production in 2017 at The Glimmerglass Festival.

Briggs Opera House

White River Junction, VT

Friday, Oct. 12 at 7:00pm - SOLD OUT!

Saturday, October 13 at 5:00pm


Sung in English; with chamber orchestra


Post-performance discussion with composer Derrick Wang and other special guests.


Tickets: $55. All seats general admission.

Dana Center, Saint Anselm College

Manchester, NH

Sunday, October 14 at 2:00pm


Tickets and more information for the performance at Saint Anselm College can be found on the Dana Center for the Humanities website or by calling 603.641.7700.


Conductor: Louis Burkot

Director: Audrey Chait



Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Emily Misch, soprano

Justice Antonin Scalia: Derek Jackenheimer, tenor

The Commentator, a celestial bureaucrat: Will Meinert, bass

Watch Derrick Wang's TEDtalk

For more information, contact Opera North at 603-448-4141

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