Rufus Wainwright

American-Canadian singer-songwriter and composer

Rufus Wainwright (born July 23, 1973, Rhinebeck, New York) is a Canadian-American singer. He is the son of singers and performers Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle. His sister Martha Wainwright is also a well known singer.[1]

Rufus Wainwright
Rufus Wainwright Met Opera 2010 Shankbone.jpg
Wainwright at the Metropolitan Opera in 2010
Background information
Birth nameRufus McGarrigle Wainwright
Born (1973-07-22) July 22, 1973 (age 47)
Rhinebeck, New York, United States
GenresBaroque Pop
InstrumentsPiano, guitar

In 2009 he wrote his first opera, Prima Donna, which was first performed at the Manchester International Festival.[2]

Wainwright made his first album in 1998. It was called Rufus Wainwright.



  1. Lamothe, Geneviève (2015-07-21). "Un moment unique avec Rufus Wainwright". Le Journal des Pays-d'en-Haut La Vallée (in French). Archived from the original on 2015-08-13. Retrieved 2015-08-12.
  2. "The Official Community of Rufus Wainwright". Retrieved January 12, 2011.

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