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Rufus Wainwright on the future of opera / YourClassical

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Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright recently released his debut opera, Prima Donna on Deutsche Grammophon/UMC. The album follows the live event, Prima Donna: A Symphonic Visual Concert held at the Athens Festival in Greece in September. Prima Donna's central character, a retired Diva struggling to make her return to the stage and regain her former years of greatness, was inspired by the BBC Lord Harewood interviews with Maria Callas in her later years.

YourClassical.org - Jay Gabler recently spoke with Wainwright about the inspiration for the opera, why he's proud of the new recording, and what he has planned next.  READ THE Q&A