Rufus changes his mind

August 29, 2008

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The Metropolitan Opera

Rufus Wainwright has decided to “drop his plans” to compose an opera for the Met in 2014. Rufus had to compose the piece in French and Peter Gelb insisted on English. They parted on good terms. The New York Times wrote a piece on it a few days ago.

PRIMA DONNA will have its premiere next July at the Manchester International Festival in England. Rufus is orchestrating the score now.

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Hyperufusensitive August 31, 2008 at 11:43 pm

“Rufus had to compose the piece in French and Peter Gelb insisted on English.”
We all suspect there’s more to it but I like how you put that…

Brad Wood September 1, 2008 at 10:57 am

I suspect Gelb was just yellow 🙂

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