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Archive for December 10, 2015

Rufus Wainwright’s 3 Favorite Opera Composers

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Opera has always been important to composer Rufus Wainwright, though many know him as the man behind the piano crooning confessional songs. Wainwright began composing his first opera, “Prima Donna,” because the Metropolitan Opera was interested in commissioning the work from him. I spoke with Wainwright about his first opera and operas that influenced him.