Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Seen at the Opera House

Tonight was the world premiere of Tobias Picker's Dolores Claiborne, libretto by J.D. McClatchy, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name.

Picker is a New Yorker, and he has a friend Ruth who came out from the East Coast for the first performance. Apparently they visited during the intermission, and I saw them together as he escorted her to her seat in the orchestra.

That would be after Ruth's Secret Service security detail more or less elbowed me out of their paths. Her day job? Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

(Oh, the opera? My review will be published at Chicago Classical Review tomorrow, but for now I'll just say get tickets now because they will fly out of the box office once the reviews are out.)


Vajra said...

omigawd! I didn't know the Supremes got Secret Service protection. No wonder the conservatives on the court think gun control is unnecessary.

Daniel Wolf said...

Actually, when out of Washington, the Supreme Court Justices get protection from the US Marshall Service with assistance from local police, not the Secret Service. In Washington, the court has its own small police service.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Thanks, Daniel - corrected to the generic "security detail."