Who is Rufus Wainwright?
Rufus Wainwright is an American-Canadian singer-songwriter and composer. He has recorded seven albums of original music and numerous tracks on compilations and film soundtracks. He has also written a classical opera and set Shakespeare sonnets to music for a theater piece by Robert Wilson.
He has also performed many notable shows with some of the world’s best orchestras including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra playing a selection of his own songs and his Shakespearean Sonnets.
I first discovered Rufus by means of his cover of the classic song – ‘Hallelujah’
His tours with and without a band are equally acclaimed. From Glastonbury to the Royal Opera House via Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, Rufus Wainwright has proven himself to be quite the showman.
Take a look at his showcase:
If you are a fan of Rufus then he is currently touring the UK and it is a must see – take a look below at the tour dates and get booking:
He will be playing at his Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen on Sunday 20th November and there is still tickets available – click below to book your ticket NOW!
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