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Rufus Wainwright is coming to Dubai



Award-winning singer, composer and songwriter Rufus Wainwright is all set to perform at the Dubai Opera this December.

The vocals behind the tear-jerking cover of Jeff Buckley’s “Hallelujah” that played in Shrek will be belting out a string of his classic hits on Wednesday, December 6.

If you’re unfamiliar with his work, here’s what you need to know…

Wainwright has made a name for himself in both the pop and classical world, having collaborated with global superstars including Elton John, Boy George, Pet Shop Boys and producer Mark Ronson.

Most recently, he has co-written with renowned musician and producer, Guy Chambers, on Robbie Williams’ latest album, Swings Both Ways.

In addition to his contemporary pop work, Wainwright’s first opera, Prima Donna, has been performed around the globe. After debuting at the Manchester International Festival in 2009 it went on to London’s Sadler’s Wells in 2010 followed by the Luminato Festival in Toronto in 2010 and the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House in 2012.

Wainwright’s second opera will premiere in Toronto in October 2018.

Now that you’re sold on the experience, here’s the ticket info.

Tickets start at AED295 and go on sale tomorrow (July 20) at 12pm.

“From Carnegie Hall to Covent Garden, Rufus Wainwright has graced the stages of the world’s most famous stages with sell-out shows and sensational performances. I am delighted he’s agreed to add Dubai Opera to that list and I know we’re in for an unmissable night of outstanding music and musicianship this December,” says Chief Executive of Dubai Opera Jasper Hope of the sure to be showstopping performance.


Rufus Wainwright Live
When: Wednesday, December 6
Where: Dubai Opera
Contact: +971 4 4408 888, website

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