Wainwright's first opera, Prima Donna,
will not be performed at the Metropolitan Opera as expected.
The New York opera company had commissioned Wainwright
to create a work that would "appeal to the
largest possible American audience," reports the
Los Angeles Times.Prima Donna, however, is completely in French.
French-Canadian singer insisted that his first opera be in
French and be presented as soon as possible. The
Met had scheduled to introduce the opera during its
on that sort of scale; I wanted to get it out as soon as
possible, because I'm an impatient pop star,"
Wainwright told The New York Times.
continuing with the Met, Wainwright will debut his opera --
which revolves around an opera singer -- at the Manchester
International Festival in England next July. (The