Ian Denolfo ’85 RBG

The passing of Justice Ginsburg fills me with sadness. She will be missed by many, and the world has lost an icon. I had the distinct pleasure of meeting her personally while singing with the Washington National Opera. During my run of Turandot, she appeared on the Metropolitan Opera Broadcast intermission quiz. Asked who her favorite tenor was, she responded, “currently, it’s Ian DeNolfo singing Calaf in Washington.” I’m sure it was as much a plug for her much-beloved home opera company, but what an honor non the less! I saw her a week later and thanked her profusely, to which she smiled and said, “think nothing of it.” She was so kind and generous with her time, truly an amazing experience that I will always cherish.

God bless Justice Ginsburg and keep us all safe for what lies ahead.

John Knight ’83

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