Rufus Wainwright is coming to Dubai this December

Decorated vocalist and composer to perform one-night-only gig at Dubai Opera

Concert, ART & CULTURE

One of the most decorated vocalists, composers and songwriters in the world today, Rufus Wainwright, is coming to Dubai this year.

Joining the stellar line-up of fantastic musicians performing in the city this season – including Ed Sheeran, Gorillaz and Jennifer Lopez – Wainright will be performing at Dubai Opera on Wednesday December 6 for one night only.

Dubbed one of the greatest male vocalists of his generation, Wainwright has an extensive back catalogue and discography – including eight studio albums, three live albums and even an opera, Prima Donna, which has been performed around the world. It debuted in 2009 at the Manchester International Festival, before moving on to London’s Sadler’s Wells in 2010 and the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House in 2012. Wainwright’s second opera, Hadrian, will premiere in 2018.

Wainwright was the first solo artist to complete a five-concert residency at The Royal Opera House in London, and also has a BBC Proms performance under his belt.

“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,” said chief executive of Dubai Opera, Jasper Hope. “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.”

Tickets go on sale at noon on Thursday July 20 at, so don’t miss your chance to see one of the world’s best musicians live in Dubai.

Dhs295. Wed Dec 6. Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai,

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