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

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.

In 2009 he wrote his first opera, Prima Donna, which was first performed at the Manchester International Festival.[1]

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



  1. "The Official Community of Rufus Wainwright". Retrieved January 12, 2011. 

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