SCALIA/GINSBURG, World Premiere of the new opera by Derrick Wang (’08MM)

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Date(s) - 07/17/2015 - 07/19/2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Festival Theatre, Castleton Festival

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Scalia/Ginsburg, a new opera by Yale alum Derrick Wang (’08MM), premieres in July 2015 at the Castleton Festival in Virginia.
(Image credit: Castleton Festival)

Experience the new opera


in its world premiere production!

Supreme Court-themed opera by Derrick Wang
(Yale ’08MM*) takes legal world by storm

July 17 & 19: Performances at renowned conductor Lorin Maazel’s** scenic Virginia estate

Individual tickets from $20;
Group rates & trip may be available

*Also YAAM Vice-President.
**Did you know that YAAM Secretary Jessica Moore ’13BS once starred in an opera conducted by Lorin Maazel?

VIDEO: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg announces the July 2015 world premiere of Derrick Wang’s opera Scalia/Ginsburg to the National Opera Conference.
(via Opera America)

  • American comic opera in one act by Derrick Wang
  • Libretto by the composer
  • inspired by the opinions of U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg & Antonin Scalia


  • Friday, July 17, 2015 at 8pm (Scalia/Ginsburg begins at ≈9pm*)
  • Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 6:30pm (Scalia/Ginsburg begins at ≈7:30pm*)

*The first half of the program is the French opera L’heure espagnole (The Spanish Hour) by Maurice Ravel.

Festival Theatre
Castleton Festival
7 Castleton Meadows Lane
Castleton, VA 22716 (map)


Interested in a group trip with fellow YAAM members?
Email Jessica Moore at with the following information:

  • Your phone number
  • Preferred date (July 17, July 19, or either)
  • Nearest city/town (e.g. Baltimore, Annapolis, DC, etc.)
  • Whether you can drive, and if so, how many passengers you can take

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Going on your own? Get individual tickets (starting at $20) as follows:

About Scalia/GinsburgScalia/Ginsburg was introduced at the U.S. Supreme Court by NPR, featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, and included as a topic on the TV show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.The annotated libretto [script] is published in the Winter 2015 edition of the Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts, with prefaces by U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia.(Image: Jeff Dionise, ABA Journal)
About the Composer-LibrettistDerrick Wang, a graduate of the Yale School of Music (MM Composition), speaks with Bloomberg Law in 2013 about the origins of his opera Scalia/Ginsburg.
‘Scalia/Ginsburg’ featured on TV’s ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’.
Boola Boola,Eric P. Suan, M.D. ’82 BS (President)
Jessica Moore ’13 BS (Secretary)

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