Rufus Wainwright: Prima Donna


I adore Rufus Wainwright. He is a beautiful songwriter and a gifted performer. While this is still a while in the making, Rufus is currently working on developing an opera called Prima Donna which will be about a day in the life of an opera singer. Sticking to his roots as part Canadian (growing up in Montreal when he was young) Rufus will be composing the story in French. The opera is also being commissioned by the New York Metropolitan Opera. I will be so excited once word is announced of its completion. I can’t wait to see what he creates!

Rufus has always been passionate about opera and classical music. His motivation? “It’s my great dream and passion to write an opera. In doing this, I intend to very much do my best to resurrect the art form and make it more accessible to modern day audiences,” says Rufus as quoted in Harp.

If his opera is as dramatic and compelling as his music videos he should have nothing to worry about.

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