On Monday, September 21, 2015, Justice Ginsburg visited WFMT, Chicago’s fine arts and classical radio station, to share her love of classical music and to explore the relationship between her two greatest passions: opera and the law. As the hour came to a close, Host Lisa Flynn asked the Justice to name 5 operas she wants everyone to know.
Ginsburg started with her favorite opera, Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, but she admitted that her second favorite opera, Don Giovanni, was in close contention for thetop pick. She also chose Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, Verdi’s Otello, and Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West to round out her five favorite operas.
Watch the video to see Justice Ginsburg’s full explanations.