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Rufus Wainwright is set to pay a visit to the River Run Centre

He has collaborated with artists ranging from Elton John, David Byrne, Robbie Williams Mark Ronson, Joni Mitchell to Burt Bacharach
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2016-05-16 Rufus Wainwright
Photo courtesy Rufus Wainwright Facebook page.

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RIVER RUN CENTRE
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Juno award winner Rufus Wainwright, praised by the New York Times for his “genuine originality,” has established himself as one of the great male vocalists, composers, and songwriters of his generation. Rufus Wainwright will play at the River Run Centre in Guelph, ON for a one night only, solo performance on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018. Tickets go on sale on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at www.riverrun.ca or by phone at 1-877-520-2408.

Rufus Wainwright has released eight studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums. He has collaborated with artists ranging from Elton John, David Byrne, Robbie Williams Mark Ronson, Joni Mitchell to Burt Bacharach. His album “Rufus Does Judy” recorded at Carnegie Hall in 2006 was nominated for a Grammy.

His acclaimed first opera, Prima Donna, premiered at the Manchester International Festival in July 2009 and has since been presented in London, Toronto and BAM in New York. Last summer it was performed at the Armel Opera Festival in Hungary and Augsburg Theatre in Germany. In 2015, Deutsche Grammaphon released a studio recording of the opera recorded with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Rufus celebrated the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with the release of his latest album Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets on Deutsche Grammophon worldwide in Spring 2016.

The Canadian Opera Company commissioned Wainwright’s second opera, about Roman Emperor Hadrian, to premiere in Toronto on October 13, 2018.

For more information on Rufus Wainwright visit: www.rufuswainwright.com.

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