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Rufus Wainwright, Prima Donna

Episode 3 of 6

Alan Yentob meets one of modern music's most mercurial talents, Rufus Wainwright, as he creates his very first opera, Prima Donna.

Alan Yentob explores the rapid rise of one of modern music's most mercurial talents, Rufus Wainwright.

Wainwright talks candidly about his background, his family of musical luminaries (father Loudon Wainwright III, mother Kate McGarrigle and sister Martha Wainwright), his troubled personal history with drugs and the tensions that have informed his music.

The film also follows his journey into the classical world as he creates his very first opera, Prima Donna.

55 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Alan Yentob
Director George Scott
Executive Producer Janet Lee

Broadcasts

  • Tue 7 Jul 2009 22:35
  • Tue 7 Jul 2009 23:05
  • Mon 12 Apr 2010 22:00