The son of folk singers Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, Rufus Wainwright has achieved success by carving out his own singular sound in the worlds of rock, opera, theater, dance and film. He has released seven albums and three DVDs, as well as collaborating with artists including Elton John, David Byrne, and Burt Bacharach. Wainwright was nominated for a Grammy for the live recording from his Judy Garland tribute concert, Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall. His opera, Prima Donna, premiered at the 2009 Manchester International Festival, and has been presented as part of Toronto’s Luminato Festival and at London’s Sadler’s Wells.
A flair for the popular, Andrew Clark, Financial Times, July 13, 2009.
How We Met: Janis Kelly & Rufus Wainwright, Rhiannon Harries, The Independent, March 21, 2010.
Full interview on WNYC’s Soundcheck.
Rufus Wainwright Interview | Opera and Piano/Voice. from gary nadeau on Vimeo.