Ruth Bader Ginsburg was opera’s “greatest advocate“ and a true lover of the art form.
On Monday, September 28, Lincoln Center paid tribute to her with the help of soprano Christine Goerke and pianist Bradley Moore, who performed an aria from Beethoven’s Fidelio – a work that Ginsburg said gave her “the greatest hope for the future.” Filmed live on Lincoln Center’s campus with Bradley Moore at the piano, the aria, with its strong independent female heroine, was a fitting tribute to the woman who fought tirelessly for justice throughout her career.
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Her daughter Jane was one of my first law professors at Columbia. A very compassionate and patient professor as it took me time to think like a lawyer. I’m sorry for the loss the family is suffering but oh what an incredible human being and family. Love and blessings to the Ginsburgs. Tab
Thank you Christine Goerke. What brought tears to my eyes: The beauty of your singing, the loss of RBG, the reminder that we missed seeing you again in the RING in Chicago this spring!
What a fantastic voice to honor our Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Amen
Thank you, Christine Goerke! Your stunningly beautiful and powerfully evocative performance of this aria gives me hope, even while I shed tears for the loss of this great woman.