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Santa Fe Opera and The Lensic Present Justice at the Opera with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Santa Fe Opera and The Lensic Present Justice at the Opera with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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What: Justice at the Opera

Where: The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 West San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501

When: Friday, August 25, 2017, 4:00pm

Tickets: Tickets will go on sale at The Lensic’s box office on May 19, 2017: online at; by phone at (505) 988-1234; and in person at The Lensic, 211 W. S S San Francisco Street (Monday through Friday,10am to 4pm or Saturday, 12pm to 4pm) OR Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy Street (Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 11am to 2pm).

Prices: $50, $40, and $25

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the opera

Santa Fe, NM – Santa Fe Opera and The Lensic Performing Arts Center welcome U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – longtime Santa Fe Opera patron and enthusiast – in a one-afternoon-only event – Justice at the Opera – on Friday, August 25, 2017, at The Lensic.

A popular event featured last summer at Glimmerglass Festival and most recently in March at Washington National Opera, the program features a spirited balance of performance and commentary, with members of Santa Fe Opera’s Apprentice Program for Singers performing selected opera scenes and arias dealing with law and justice, followed by Justice Ginsburg’s engaging insights.

The Lensic Performing Arts Center

The nonprofit Lensic Performing Arts Center enriches lives by bringing diverse art and people together in the historic Lensic Theater, a cornerstone of downtown Santa Fe since 1931. A year-round gathering place for performing arts and culture, The Lensic presents and supports local and national artists and serves the community through affordable programing and educational programs that touch the lives of more than 13,000 students each year. For more information, visit

The mission of The Santa Fe Opera is to advance the operatic art form by presenting ensemble performances of the highest quality in a unique setting with a varied repertory of new, rarely performed, and standard works; to ensure the excellence of opera’s future through apprentice programs for singers, technicians, and arts administrators; and to foster and enrich an understanding and appreciation of opera among a diverse public.