Everybody’s Writing Opera – Now It’s Rufus Wainwright’s Turn

“Wainwright is writing a full-blown opera, his first, replete with libretto, sheet music and a cast of belters. While certain operatic subject matter isn’t far-off from Wainwright’s own songs – lust, loss, betrayal, death – he’s not in the habit of writing tunes about giants, gods or Valkyries.”