Rufus Wainwright at Brighton Dome
Past Event

Rufus Wainwright

Wed 10 Feb 2016

The wonderful Rufus Wainwright, American-Canadian singer-songwriter and composer, returns to Brighton Dome.

He is one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation, has released seven studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums. He has collaborated with artists ranging from Elton John, David Byrne, Mark Ronson, Joni Mitchell to Burt Bacharach. At the age of 14 he was named Canada's best young musician and later received the Juno Award for Best Alternative Album. His album Rufus does Judy recorded at Carnegie Hall in 2006 was nominated for a Grammy.

Recent achievements include the 2012 world premiere of Sing Me The Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle, the feature length music documentary that captured the May 2011 tribute concert honoring Rufus' late mother, the legendary Kate McGarrigle. In 2013 he sang for Billy Joel at the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington and October 2nd 2015 will see the Deutsche Grammophon release of a double CD/vinyl recording of Prima Donna with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

The Canadian Opera Company commissioned Wainwright's second opera, about Roman Emperor Hadrian, to premiere in Toronto in the Fall of 2018.