Oklahoma Contemporary
Red, white and blue text reads "Derrick Wang's Scalia Ginsburg



Presented by Painted Sky Opera in collaboration with Oklahoma Contemporary

7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 | Pre-show talk, show + post-show talk-back
7:30 pm. Sept. 10 | Pre-show guest speaker + show
2 p.m. Sept. 11 | Pre-show panel + show
Main Building | Te Ata Theater

Hailed as “a dream come true” (Ruth Bader Ginsburg), a “perfect … jewel” (Opera Today) and “the kind of opera that should be everywhere” (OperaWire), Scalia/Ginsburg is a one-act operatic comedy by composer-librettist Derrick Wang about the unlikely friendship between U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia. Inspired by the justices’ own words, this “buoyant show with a deeply serious core” (Süddeutsche Zeitung) was first introduced at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013, ushering in the era of Supreme Court-themed art.

Premiered in 2015 at noted conductor Lorin Maazel’s Castleton Festival and revised for its 2017 production at The Glimmerglass Festival, Scalia/Ginsburg continues to be produced across the United States and abroad. Painted Sky Opera's production of Scalia/Ginsburg was the Oklahoma premiere. Performed with orchestra in English with supertitles.

Sept. 9
6:30 p.m. Pre-show talk with Artistic Director Rob Glaubitz
Post-show talk-back with Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Stoneman

Sept. 10
6:30 p.m. Pre-show talk with Jim Priest, attorney and current CEO of Goodwill Industries

Sept. 11
1 p.m. Panel | Founders Hall
The role of the arts in creating conversations around the issues facing today's society

Angela Cozby, Arts Council OKC executive director
Amber Sharples, Oklahoma Arts Council executive director
Julia Kirt, Oklahoma State senator and longtime arts advocate
Charleen Weidell, dean of the UCO College of Fine Arts and Design

For box office support, email boxoffice@okcontemp.org or call 405 951 0000 during business hours.

About Painted Sky Opera

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Painted Sky Opera is Oklahoma City's professional opera company. Painted Sky Opera presents innovative, inspiring opera through performance and education. Now in its sixth season, Painted Sky Opera performs four operas a year to the public and connects thousands of students each year in educational programming.


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