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RIVER RUN CENTRE WELCOMES RUFUS WAINWRIGHT
GUELPH, ON (May 16th, 2018) – 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 18th, 2018 at 2PM. Tickets can be
purchased at http://www.riverrun.ca or by phone at 1-877- 520-2408.
ABOUT RUFUS WAINWRIGHT: 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 400 th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with the release of his latest
album Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets on Deutsche Grammophon worldwide in
The Canadian Opera Company commissioned Wainwright’s second opera, about Roman
Emperor Hadrian, to premiere in Toronto on October 13th, 2018.
For more information on Rufus Wainwright visit: http://www.rufuswainwright.com
River Run Centre
35 Woolwich St
Toll Free: 877-520- 2408