|By Anne Constable, The Santa Fe New Mexican|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
For years, first with her late husband,
This year, Ginsburg toured Museum Hill, performed a same-sex wedding ceremony for a French couple in a private home, spoke at a sold-out symposium on women at the new
Everywhere she goes here, Ginsburg, an icon to women's rights advocates, seems to be revered.
And Ginsburg loves the city back. Not only the opera, and her friends here, but also the skies. The day before she was scheduled to go back to
She loves the music
In an interview during her visit, Ginsburg said her love of opera began in the 1940s, when she was 11. An aunt had taken her to see an abbreviated version of La Gioconda conducted by
She admires Dixon, an African American conductor whose career flourished after he moved to
Ginsburg has always loved music. She studied piano from age 8 into her second year at Cornell. At 9, she took cello lessons "because I wanted to get in the school orchestra, and it was easier than violin."
She and her husband listened to Saturday afternoon
Ginsburg thinks nothing of traveling to go to the opera. Next fall, she has plans to see
She has even had a piece written about her,