Join us for an unforgettable evening in the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria,Melbourne Gardens, as we honour the legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a panel discussion followed by the Australian premiere of Derrick Wang’s opera Scalia/Ginsburg.
Scalia/Ginsburg is a comic opera about the close and unlikely friendship between US Supreme Court justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia. The two towering legal figures, who publicly disagreed on many legal and ideological questions, enjoyed a decades-long friendship and a shared passion for opera. Created by composer-librettist Derrick Wang, this one-act opera premiered at a festival in Virginia in 2015 with Ginsburg in attendance. In February, it's coming to Melbourne Gardens for one night only.
At this very special event, the Wheeler Centre will bring together some of our brightest legal minds for a panel discussion – talking legal history, blazed trails and giants of jurisprudence; followed by a short intermission and a performance of Scalia/Ginsburg by Orchestra Victoria and conducted by Nicolette Fraillon, AM.
Rollup with a picnic to the Australian Shakespeare Company stage, as the Bard hands over to the Notorious RBG.
Supported by Glenn Elston OAM and the Australian Shakespeare Company.
Due to COVID density limits, tickets to our performances are limited and may sell out quickly.