12. February 2009 · Comments Off on MQOD · Categories: Quotes

When I mention to anyone that I’m crazy about opera, they usually ask me if I’ve been to Phantom,” he says. ‘But that’s not what I mean at all. Although I like a lot of modern opera –­ John Adams and Birtwistle, for instance – I think it’s become rather one-dimensional. I’m more interested in relating to that period in opera history when someone like Massenet could write the Romantic crowd-pleasers. And I think that because of my position in the pop world, I’m the only person around at the moment who can do that.

-Rufus Wainwright

I read it here.

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