Rufus Wainwright - Oh Solo Wainwright 2019 with special guest Matracia

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Rufus Wainwright - Oh Solo Wainwright 2019 at Asbury Hall at Babeville

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Rufus Wainwright, one of the great male vocalists, composers, and songwriters of his generation, 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. This summer it will be 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 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with the release of his latest album Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets on Deutsche Grammophon worldwide in Spring 2016.

The Canadian Opera Company commissioned Wainwright’s second opera, about Roman Emperor Hadrian, to premiere in Toronto in the fall of 2018.

Matracia is the project of Brooklyn-based songwriter Dylan Matracia. Combining a modern electronic sound with a folk-music background, his work was born during the early stages of Matracia’s journey to sobriety as an intimate look at the struggles of addiction and anxiety as a queer person.

Sonically, he was inspired by artists like Perfume Genius, Chris Isaak, and Beach House; wanting to create a palette that felt sultry yet vulnerable. The electric guitar, synths, and drum machines butting up against Matracia’s ASMR-inducing vocals create a trippy and mesmerizing environment that the surrounds the listener with a gentle yearning and lust.

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