Justice Ginsburg will trade a sober court robe for royal finery, as seen in costume sketch by Zack Brown for her role in “The Daugher of the Regiment.”
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg slips out of her robe into something befitting royalty for her one-night-only performance in the Washington National Opera‘s production of Donizetti’s “The Daughter of the Regiment” on Nov. 12.
The role in this 1840s opera comes as Ginsburg has been riding a wave of rock-star celebrity with millennials. Chalk it up to her fearless feuding with Donald Trump, a spunky biography called “Notorious RBG,” plus coloring books and blogs all about her. At 83, she’s more magnetic than ever.
Ask “Daughter of the Regiment” director Robert Longbottom. “We chose Ruth Bader Ginsburg because we wanted a Washington insider and a personality that would be fun to see on the Saturday night after the election,” he tells the Daily News. “Whatever the outcome… hearing from Justice Ginsburg will be a tonic.”
“We chose Ruth Bader Ginsburg because we wanted a Washington insider and a personality that would be fun to see on the Saturday night after the election,” director Robert Longbottom tells the Daily News. “Whatever the outcome… hearing from Justice Ginsburg will be a tonic.”
Ginsburg, who’s been singing a new tune over her dismissive remarks about gridiron star Colin Kaepernick, will play Duchess of Krakenthorp, a non-trilling but often scene-stealing role in a frothy story of a girl raised by soldiers who turns out to be royalty. The Duchess schools the earthy tomboy in the fine art of decorum. Brooklyn-born Ginsburg’s 23 years of experience on the country’s highest court should inform that part, which by the way, has been played by the likes of Bea Arthur at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Ginsburg is a well-known opera buff, who’s previously been on stage as a background-filling supernumerary. “Daughter of the Regiment” marks her debut in a speaking role.