Rufus Wainwright, Grammy-nominated pop singer and opera composer, in concert – February 9, 2018

unnamed-3The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) is proud to present RUFUS WAINWRIGHT(@rufuswainwright) in concert as part of its upcoming 2017-2018 Live at Knight Series. The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter will bring his tour to the Center’s John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall on February 9, 2018 at 8 p.m.

 

Tickets to RUFUS WAINWRIGHT are $39, $59, $69 & $89*. Tickets are available to Arsht Center Culturist members beginning July 24 and to the general public on July 28. All tickets may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center Box Office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org.

 

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT, one of the great male vocalists, composers, and songwriters of his generation, 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 the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York. This summer it will be 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, set to premiere in Toronto in the fall of 2018. For more information, please visit www.rufuswainwright.com.