Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Does Judy at Capitol Studios will see Wainwright backed by a four-piece band performing Judy Garland’s entire 1961 Carnegie Hall set in front of a micro-audience comprised of 2x Academy Award-winning actress Renée Zellweger, winner of last year’s “Best Actress” Oscar for her spectacular performance as Garland in 2019’s “Judy”. In addition, Wainwright will be joined musically by award-winning star of stage and screen Kristin Chenoweth in person at Capitol Studios and his sister Martha Wainwright remotely from Montreal.

Rufus does Judy at Capital Records

Rufus Wainwright and Renée Zellweger

The show will air on Judy Garland’s 99th birthday, Thursday, June 10th, with separate show times at 8PM for North America, Europe, and Australia, and you can re-watch it until June 13th. Wainwright will also be doing live fireside chats for all three territories. An evening of standards, showtunes, laughter and tears.

Praised by the New York Times for his “genuine originality,” Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation. The New York-born, Montreal-raised singer songwriter has released seven studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums, including the fantastic Grammy nominated Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall, which captured his celebrated Judy Garland tribute performance at the London Palladium in 2007, and the album Release The Stars which went Gold in Canada and the U.K.

Musically Rufus has collaborated with artists including Elton John, David Byrne, Boy George, Joni Mitchell, Pet Shop Boys and producer Mark Ronson among others. His most recent collaboration is on the title track of Robbie Williams’ latest album, Swings Both Ways, which was co-written with renowned musician and producer Guy Chambers and sung as a duet between Rufus and Robbie.

In addition to being a celebrated contemporary pop singer, Rufus has made a name for himself in the classical world. His much acclaimed first opera, titled Prima Donna, premiered at the Manchester International F estival in July 2009. The opera was subsequently performed in London at Sadler’s Wells in April 2010, in Toronto at the Luminato Festival in June 2010 and at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House in February 2012. Now fully established as a composer of operas, Rufus was commissioned by the Canadian Opera Company to write his second opera based on the story of the Roman Emperor Hadrian and Antinous. The new opera, Hadrian, premiered in Toronto on October 13, 2018.

June 10 at 8:00pm ET
Fireside Chat at 10:30pm ET
Re-watch until Jun 13, 2021 · 11:59pm ET

To purchase your tickets visit: https://rufuswainwright.veeps.com

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