July 7, 2009

Rufus, from one prima donna to another

Longtime "XO fave" Rufus Wainwright is about to launch his new opera, Prima Donna, in Manchester. Tonight, BBC's Imagine is airing a documentary about him. He'll also be on Jonathan Ross this Friday night, July 10.

The storyline for the opera:
Paris. Bastille Day. 1970. Régine Saint Laurent, once the world’s most revered operatic soprano, is preparing for her return to the stage after six years of silence. But in doing so, Régine is forced to confront the ghosts of her past. Can she defeat the demons that destroyed her career, and emerge triumphantly once more into the spotlight?
Here's Rufus discussing it...



Read my short, sassy (and gossip-laden) 2007 interview with Rufus here...

Thanks Phil!!

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