The Robe

NPR's Noah Adams speaks with John Perrine, a baritone with the Victorian Lyric Opera Company in Rockville, Maryland. Perrine talks about Gilbert and Sullivan and Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist. In 1994, Perrine played the role of the Lord Chancellor in Iolanthe on a night when Rehnquist was in the audience. Afterward, the Chief Justice had the gold-striped Lord Chancellor's robe copied. Perrine also performed in Patience in 1986, when Rehnquist had a walk-on part.

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