It was always on the cards, really, wasn't it? Rufus Wainwright (he of Judy Garland-impersonating and 'Hallelujah'-covering fame) is to stage his first opera at next summer's Manchester International Festival.
Titled Prima Donna (self-referential title alert?), it's due run on July 10, 12, 14, 17 and 19. Point your browser at MIF.co.uk for more information.
Video: Rufus Wainwright, 'Hallelujah'