Interview with Rufus Wainwright: "I'm David to Lady Gaga's Goliath"

I got in touch with Rufus just a few hours before Prima Donna (his first opera work) premiered in London, eager for a chat centring on the recent controversial reviews, his latest CD release [All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu] and his tumultuous upbringing, all the way backwards to his cherished icon of teenage sexual awakening, Judy Garland. The recent loss of his mother [the Canadian singer/songwriter Kate McGarrigle] often covers his voice with a discreet veil of melancholia, but he sure laughs a lot. Primarily, with his own self.