Saturday, February 19, 2011

Rufus Wainwright Has A New Prima Donna

Opera buffs: Rufus & Jorn at the MET
"Pop opera singer Rufus Wainwright is now a father. He recently welcomed daughter Viva Katherine Wainwright Cohen with fiancé Jorn Weisbrodt. Their friend Lorca Cohen, whose dad is legendary songwriter Leonard Cohen, gave birth to Viva on Feb. 2 in Los Angeles. Wainwright announced the good news on his website with this statement: Darling daughter Viva Katherine Wainwright Cohen was born on February 2, 2011 in Los Angeles, California to proud parents Lorca Cohen, Rufus Wainwright and Deputy Dad Jorn Weisbrodt. The little angel is evidently healthy, presumably happy and certainly very very beautiful. Daddy #1 would like to offer everyone a digital cigar and welcome the little lady in with a French phrase from his favorite folk song, A La Claire Fontaine: 'Il y a longtemps que je t'aime, jamais je ne t'oublierai.'" The singer's opera, Prima Donna, will be performed at New York City Opera in April 2012. [SourceSource]

"À la claire fontaine"