Rufus Wainwright Pulls His Opera From The Met Because They Refuse To Pardon His French

The piano man had begun work on his first ever opera, but he’s composing it in French, and his would-be commissioners at the Met and Lincoln Center prefer their new operas in English. That’s why he’s looking to find it a new home — that, and because the Met can’t even fit it in ’til 2014. Quoth Rufus: “I’m an impatient pop star.”