Justice Scalia's bright moment
The party animals on stage Saturday at Kennedy Center Opera House had impressive titles: Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, professor Martin Ginsburg, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton and philanthropist Adrienne Arsht. The five were supernumeraries (non-singing performers) at the opening of the Washington National Opera's "Ariadne auf Naxos" -- they played wealthy dinner guests and sat onstage for the entire second act. Scalia inadvertently stole the show: At one point in the opera, soprano Lyubov Petrova sat on his lap, draped her arm around him and flirted shamelessly; the justice turned beet-red and the audience erupted in laughter.
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