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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Will Talk About Opera During Her Chicago Visit

By Kate Shepherd in News on Sep 16, 2015 6:35PM

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, via Getty Images

If you turn on the radio Monday morning, don't be surprised to hear Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discussing opera over the airwaves.

The Notorious RBG, who is a noted opera fan, will join 98.7 WFMT host Lisa Flynn at 10 a.m. on Monday to discuss opera, law and play some of her favorite arias, according to Chicago Magazine. She will be joined in-studio by opera singers from the Ryan Opera Center for a live studio performance.

"She will be in the studio [in North Park]," WFMT program director David Polk
told the magazine. "She'll be here for two hours, and for the first hour she'll be presenting recordings that she enjoys, and the second hour she will be talking about opera and the law."

We're a bit sad this won't be our chance to fulfill our dream of meeting RBG in-person, but we're glad to hear she's spending some quality time in Chicago.

The connection between the law and opera is one of Ginsburg's favorite topics. She will present excerpts from operas with legal scenes: Carmen, Das Rheingold, Billy Budd, Dead Man Walking, and The Pirates of Penzance.

Ginsburg will be in town to present an award at a gala for Cedille Records, which was founded by her son James Ginsburg while he was a student at University of Chicago.

WFMT knew she would be in town for the gala on Sunday and asked her if she could stay another day for the show and she agreed, according to Polk. A brief clip of the show will air on Chicago Tonight Monday evening.