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In Memoriam: Some Opera for Scalia  


14 February 2016, 12:30

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.

One of the things I shared with Scalia (other the generic ones of being conservative and Roman Catholic) was a love of opera, a love he also shared with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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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