Sumary of Singing the praises of RBG style:
- The legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has inspired all sorts of cultural paeons since her death in September 2020. They have included an exhibition of the justice’s mementos at the New-York Historical Society, an upcoming children’s picture book, and an off-Broadway play written by Dianne Nora.
- 6-14 at the Kennedy Center, involves marquee opera singers like David Butt Phillip and Isabel Leonard performing songs that play on themes loosely related to Ginsburg’s life and work: freedom, equality, perseverance.
- It will be the first in-person production staged by the Washington National Opera since the early COVID-19 lockdowns, and feature not only songs from “Fidelio,” “Carmen,” “Macbeth” and “William Tell” but costumes by New York Fashion Week designer Bibhu Mohapatra.
- Ginsburg was an opera aficionado (the art form played a major role in her friendship with her ideological counterpart, Justice Antonin Scalia), and a longtime supporter of the Washington National Opera.
- As much as she loved opera, however, Ginsburg was also finely attuned to fashion, famously accessorizing her court attire with collars in varying styles and materials such as delicate lace, colorful beads and shells.