RIP, Justice Scalia. I got to meet him once when I was a kid, and didn’t appreciate it. Pity. Young me was so damn foolish.
Fausta put up a few posts in memory of Scalia (really nice production of Don Giovanni here — fits with Valentine’s Day, too), so I figured I will, too.
Fausta posted Scalia’s favorite opera, Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, but according to this, he was also enamored of Madame Butterfly and La Traviata.
So first, a toast:
And now, Madama Butterfly:
And the full Traviata:
And heck, I can’t do an opera post without posting some Mozart, so here’s Cosi fan Tutte, that “perfect” opera for Valentine’s Day:
A flight of angels sing thee to thy rest, Scalia.
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