Opera Memphis presents Scalia/Ginsburg in The Grove at GPAC

Jun 12, 2021


The Grove @ GPAC
1801 Exeter Rd
Germantown, TN 38138
United States

Scalia/Ginsburg OM @ The Grove


"We are different. We are one." 

Opera Memphis will present Derrick Wang's comic opera Scalia/Ginsburg for ONE NIGHT ONLY at the Germantown Performing Arts Center. The performance will take place at The Grove, GPAC's lush, outdoor performance space on Saturday, June 12 at 7pm with a preshow talk beginning at 6:15. Tickets can be purchased by contacting the GPAC box office at (901) 751-7500 or visiting the GPAC ticketing website.

"Scalia/Ginsburg is for me a dream come true." - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Since its debut in 2015, Scalia/Ginsburg has quickly become a staple for many American companies including the Glimmerglass Festival, Opera Delaware, Opera Grand Rapids, and more. Composer/librettist Derrick Wang takes inspiration from the unlikely friendship between U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia, who shared a mutual love for opera. Opera fans may recognize quotes from some of the Justices' favorite works including La bohème, Madame Butterfly, La Traviata, Carmen, and Rigoletto. Upon seeing the piece for the first time, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg remarked "Scalia/Ginsburg is for me a dream come true." Audiences and critics alike tend to agree! With its central message of unity between the title characters, who often appeared on opposite sides politically while maintaining a deep and decades-long friendship, Scalia/Ginsburg offers audiences a chance to reconnect and celebrate what unites us. 

Food truck fare and cocktails will be available for purchase. Gates will open at 6pm with a pre-show talk beginning at 6:15.