Rufus Wainwright Brings his Prima Donna to the Capital in April 2010
Posted: 15th December 2009
After a successful premier in Manchester during the Summer, Rufus Wainwright's elegiac opera, 'Prima Donna' returns to the UK with a special short run at Sadler's Wells in April 2010.
The diva-influenced and inspired piece will be performed on April 12th , 14th, 16th and 17th and tickets are now on sale, priced from £10 up to £65.
Wainwright has produced his first full-blown opera, based on the life and times of a diva, Regine St. Laurent, set in the 1970s in Paris. From rising star to fading flower, soprano St. Laurent is set to return to the spotlight once more, a decision that is far from easy with several ghosts and skeletons lurking in the wardrobe. The Opera debuted at the 2009 Manchester International Festival.
Rufus Wainwright has produced several solo albums over the last decade or so, including the triumphant double-pairing, 'Want One' and 'Want Two'. His recent 2007 album, 'Release the Stars', has been his most successful to date and plans are afoot to follow it up in 2010.
Please note that Wainwright does NOT appear in the opera - he has merely written and directed it - as if 'merely' really justifies the efforts!
Update: An Evening with Rufus Wainwright
Join Rufus for 'An Evening with Rufus Wainwright' across venues in the UK from 17th April. Tickets will cost £27.50 + booking fee and go on sale this Friday (18th Dec) at 9AM.
- Sat 26th Jun 2021 Rufus Wainwright Bath Forum (Bath) Buy Tickets
- Sun 27th Jun 2021 Rufus Wainwright Venue Cymru - Theatre/ Arena/ Conference Centre (Llandudno) Buy Tickets
- Sat 31st Jul 2021 Summer Nights at the Bandstand, Rufus Wainwright Kelvingrove Park (Glasgow) Buy Tickets
- Wed 6th Oct 2021 Rufus Wainwright O2 Guildhall (Southampton) Buy Tickets
- Fri 8th Oct 2021 Rufus Wainwright Tyne Theatre and Opera House (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) Buy Tickets
- Sat 9th Oct 2021 Rufus Wainwright Usher Hall (Edinburgh) Buy Tickets
- Sun 10th Oct 2021 Rufus Wainwright The Bridgewater Hall (Manchester) Buy Tickets
- Tue 12th Oct 2021 Rufus Wainwright City Hall/ Memorial Hall/ Oval Hall/ Ballroom (Sheffield) Buy Tickets
- Wed 13th Oct 2021 Rufus Wainwright Barbican Centre (York) Buy Tickets
- Fri 15th Oct 2021 Rufus Wainwright The Corn Exchange (Cambridge) Buy Tickets
- Sat 16th Oct 2021 Rufus Wainwright Eventim Olympia (Liverpool) Buy Tickets
- Mon 18th Oct 2021 Rufus Wainwright London Palladium (Westminster) Buy Tickets
- Tue 19th Oct 2021 Rufus Wainwright London Palladium (Westminster) Buy Tickets
- Wed 20th Oct 2021 Rufus Wainwright Brighton Dome/ Concert Hall (Brighton) Buy Tickets
- Fri 22nd Oct 2021 Rufus Wainwright Cliffs Pavilion (Southend) Buy Tickets
- Sat 23rd Oct 2021 Rufus Wainwright Great Hall (Exeter University) (Exeter) Buy Tickets
- Mon 25th Oct 2021 Rufus Wainwright Symphony Hall (Birmingham) Buy Tickets
- Tue 26th Oct 2021 Rufus Wainwright New Theatre (Oxford) Buy Tickets
- Wed 27th Oct 2021 Rufus Wainwright St David's Hall (Cardiff) Buy Tickets