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Ruth bader ginsburg Viewers if my website know of my love for Opera, more specifically the current crop of male hunks who star now — Jonas Kaufmann, the dark and brooding tenor, the gorgeous Siberian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky who is as brave as he is handsome — he is still singing even while being treated for a brain tumor — and young Ryan McKinney whom I’ve had the pleasure to see in Cooperstown NY, first as a sexy Flying Dutchman and last year as Billy Bigelow in "Carousel." * But did you know there is a connection between the Cooperstown opera and the U.S.Supreme Court? Ryan McKinny For the past three years friends and I have enjoyed an afternoon with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an opera fan from her childhood — she bonded with the late Justice Scalia over opera, even though their views on the court were diametrically opposed. The two sometimes donned costumes and appeared as extras in the Washington D.C. opera.

Ryan McKinny It’s not often the average person gets to see a U.S.Supreme Court Justice up close — we get front-row seats for the occasion — and it is a thrill to see and to hear Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She relates points of law to opera, with young singers from Glimmerglass Opera singing an aria after which RBD explains it’s relation to the law, i.e. how Don Jose broke the law when he allowed Carmen to escape jail. Dmitri Hvorostovsky Sometimes it’s very funny, with a Gilbert and Sullivan patter song, and sometimes it’s very serious, as in a modern opera featuring an execution for murder. Always it is interesting to hear her words. Justice Ginsburg is a tiny woman who wields a big stick! It is a privilege to see her and to hear her opinions, if not in court, it's even better in the beautiful setting on a country lake!


* Jonas KaufmanThere are some lovely women singers, too; the naturally gorgeous Angela Georgiou, charming Rene Flemming, fiery French soprano Natalie Dessai come to mind. Anna Netrebko has glammed-up PR photos but she’s a little too hefty to play the ingenue any longer. But my study wall is covered with the glamour boys, not the girls, and that's the way I like it.


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