Born to a musical dynasty, Rufus Wainwright is the son of Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle. As a boy, young Rufus took piano lessons and soon enough started performing alongside his mother, his aunt Anna, and his sister Martha. After studying classical music for a short spell, he turned to pop and rock, and his ever-expanding horizons later led him to write the Prima Donna opera in 2009. Wainwright's first eponymous record met with great praise upon its release in 1998, with the press hailing the birth of a gifted songwriter and extraordinary vocal talent. Since then, the artist has kept busy putting out a string of celebrated albums, touring around the world, and collaborating with Elton John, David Byrne or Rosanne Cash. The album All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu came out in 2010, followed by Out of the Game two years later.