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Justice Ginsburg told Ms. Leontyne Price that she and her husband, Prof. Martin D. Ginsburg, who also attended the luncheon, were in the audience when Ms. Price made her sensational Metropolitan Opera debut, on January 27, 1961, as Leonora in Verdi’s Il Trovatore, the same night that the renowned tenor Franco Corelli made his Met debut as Manrico: “It was a Trovatore like no other we have ever attended,” she said. Justice Ginsburg said she remembered very clearly that before one of the acts, Ms. Price’s parents, proudly sitting in a box at the Met, were introduced, and a spotlight shone on them. “I’m not going to cry,” Ms. Price said, “though my mascara is starting to run.” Justice Ginsburg showed Ms. Price a cabinet lined with photographs of herself standing with opera singers she admires, including Luciano Pavarotti, Renée Fleming and Denyce Graves. “Maybe before the day is out I’ll have a photo with you,” she said.