The story behind Rufus Wainwright's Prima Donna debuts in June on Bravo!

As Rufus Wainwright’s first opera Prima Donna makes its North American debut at the Luminato festival in Toronto this year, Bravo! gives TV viewers a chance to see how it all began when the captivating documentary RUFUS WAINWRIGHT: PRIMA DONNA makes its Canadian television premiere Monday, June 14 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT on Bravo!.

The film showcases the making of and inspiration behind Wainwright’s grand opera. The JUNO Award-winning singer-songwriter’s obsession with opera is explored through candid interviews with his friends and family, as well as never-before-seen home videos of Rufus’ childhood. To view the documentary trailer click here.

Affectionately referred to as “the greatest songwriter on the planet” by Sir Elton John, Wainwright reflects on growing up in a musical family (he is the son of folk singers Loudon Wainwright III and the late Kate McGarrigle, and brother of Martha Wainwright), and the influences behind his unique sound.

Set in Paris, 1970, Prima Donna tells the story of Régine Saint Laurent, an aging opera singer attempting to confront her past to again regain her triumphant status as one of the world’s greatest sopranos. After thrilling UK audiences last summer, Prima Donna makes its North American debut on-stage at this year’s Luminato festival in Toronto and stars opera great Janis Kelly.

 

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