Opera Philadelphia

For the Love of Opera: Celebrating RBG's 88th Birthday

Monday, March 15, 2021
8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT (livestream will begin 30 minutes prior to event)
Livestream is FREE but an $18 donation is suggested

“If I had any talent that God could give me, I would be a great diva. But, sadly, I have a monotone…[I sing] only in the shower and in my dreams.”—U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG)

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Mon, Mar 15 8:00 p.m.

RBG was notoriously passionate about opera. It’s no surprise that the plots of her favorite operas often paralleled her professional pursuit of justice. To mark her 88th birthday, the first since her passing, we are celebrating with performances of some of her favorite opera arias. 

The program will feature performances from NMAJH’s Dell Theater by tenor Joshua Blue, baritone Norman Garrett, and sopranos Michelle Rice and Ashley Marie Robillard; piano accompaniment by Stephen Karr and Grant Loehnig; as well as remarks and reflections by Francesca Zambello (stage director, artistic director for the Washington National Opera and the Glimmerglass Festival), Lawrence Brownlee (tenor, Artistic Advisor of Opera Philadelphia) and Peter Kazaras (stage director, tenor, Director of Opera UCLA).

Available to watch on Facebook Live, and will be available this spring on-demand on the Opera Philadelphia Channel. This event is free with a suggested $18 donation. All donations will be split between the National Museum of American Jewish History and Opera Philadelphia. (Special thanks to the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music for their partnership in this event.) Donate here >>

How to Watch on Facebook: Look for the LIVE post on Opera Philadelphia's Facebook page beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET. The program will begin promptly at 8 p.m. ET. You do not need a Facebook account to view the program. On Zoom: Registration is required to view on Zoom. Zoom will cut off registration/stop letting people in when we run out of room. Should that occur, please use Facebook. Register here>>

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