Nine Female Opera Singers To Know


From the ArtsBoston Blog...


Last week, the United States mourned the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Known for her indelible commitments to women’s rights and gender equality, Justice Ginsburg made endless strides forward in our nation’s history over her 27 years on the Supreme Court. In addition to her countless accomplishments during her tenure as a Justice, she was also a fierce patron of the arts and a devout lover of opera — she even performed on stage in featured roles over the years. Her relationship with Justice Antonin Scalia was further documented in a recently-debuted opera, Ginsburg/Scalia.

Perhaps her most famous quote is:


People ask me sometimes, when — when do you think it will it be enough? When will there be enough women on the court? And my answer is when there are nine.

In honor of Justice Ginsburg, we’re highlighting the work of nine operatic singers who have made history in a variety of ways, and whose work transcends the stage into their own work as activists.


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