Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright
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Rufus Wainwright From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Wiki letter w.svg This article's lead section may not adequately summarize key points of its contents. Please consider expanding the lead to provide an accessible overview of all important aspects of the article. Please discuss this issue on the article's talk page. (November 2016) Rufus Wainwright Rufus Wainwright Met Opera 2010 Shankbone.jpg Wainwright in 2010 at the Metropolitan Opera opening night of Das Rheingold Born Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright July 22, 1973 (age 43) Rhinebeck, New York, US Spouse(s) Jörn Weisbrodt (m. 2012) Children Viva Cohen Musical career Origin Montreal, Quebec, Canada Genres Baroque pop, operatic pop, indie pop Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano Years active 1988–present Labels Geffen Records DreamWorks Records Website www.rufuswainwright.com Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright (born July 22, 1973) is an American-Canadian singer-songwriter and composer. He has recorded seven albums of original music and numerous tracks on compilations and film soundtracks. He has also written a classical opera and set Shakespeare sonnets to music for a theater piece by Robert Wilson.
Contents [hide] 1 Life and career 1.1 Early years 1.2 Rise to fame, debut album 1.3 Poses and struggle with addiction 1.4 Want albums 1.5 Release the Stars and Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall 1.6 Blackoutsabbath and Prima Donna 1.7 All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu and birth of daughter 1.8 Out of the Game and marriage 1.9 Second opera 1.10 Prima Donna's revival 2 Political 3 Music 3.1 Themes 4 Work in film, television, and theatre 5 Discography 6 Tours 7 Awards and nominations 8 Further reading 9 References 10 External links Life and career Early years Wainwright was born in Rhinebeck, New York, to folk singers Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III. His parents divorced when he was three, and he lived with his mother in Montreal for most of his youth. He is a descendant of Peter Stuyvesant, the 17th century Dutch governor of New Netherland, the later New York. Wainwright has dual US and Canadian citizenship. He attended high school at the Millbrook School in New York (which would later inspire his song "Millbrook"), and later briefly studied piano at McGill in Montreal. He began playing the piano at age six, and started touring at age 13 with "The McGarrigle Sisters and Family", a folk group featuring Rufus, his sister Martha, his mother Kate, and aunt Anna. His song "I'm a-Runnin'", which he performed in the film Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller at the age of 14, earned him a nomination for a 1989 Genie Award for Best Original Song. He was nominated for a 1990 Juno Award for Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year.
Wainwright identified as gay while a teenager. In 1999, he told Rolling Stone that his father recognized his homosexuality early on. "We'd drive around in the car, he'd play 'Heart of Glass' and I'd sort of mouth the words, pretend to be Blondie. Just a sign of many other things to come as well." Wainwright later said in another interview that his "mother and father could not even handle me being gay. We never talked about it really."
Wainwright became interested in opera during his adolescent years, and the genre strongly influences his music. (For instance, the song "Barcelona" features lyrics from the libretto of Giuseppe Verdi's opera, Macbeth.) During this time, he became interested in Édith Piaf, Al Jolson, and Judy Garland.
At age 14, Wainwright was sexually assaulted in London's Hyde Park after picking up a man at a bar. In an interview years later, he described the event: "I said I wanted to go to the park and see where this big concert was going on. I thought it was going to be a romantic walk in the park, but he raped me and robbed me afterwards and tried to strangle me". Wainwright states that he survived only by pretending to be an epileptic and faking a seizure. He has been reported to have stated that he remained celibate for five or seven years after the incident, and eventually became promiscuous.
In 2009 the unofficial biography There Will Be Rainbows: A Biography of Rufus Wainwright and the story of Loudon Wainwright and Kate McGarrigle by Kirk Lake documented Wainwright's early struggles.
Rise to fame, debut album Through weekly shows at Cafe Sarajevo, Wainwright was on the Montreal club circuit and eventually cut a series of demo tapes produced by Pierre Marchand, who later produced Wainwright's album Poses. The resulting tapes impressed his father Loudon, who passed them on to his friend Van Dyke Parks. Parks sent the recordings to Lenny Waronker, the DreamWorks executive who eventually signed Wainwright to his label. Waronker stated the following of Wainwright: "When I was about to listen to his tape, I remember clearly I was thinking, 'Gee, if he has the mom's musicality and smarts, and the dad's smarts and voice, that'd be nice.' Then I put it on and I said, 'Oh, my God, this is stunning.'"
The singer moved to New York City in 1996, performing regularly at Club Fez. He relocated to Los Angeles that year and began his first studio album, 1998's Rufus Wainwright. Waronker paired Wainwright with producer Jon Brion, and the two spent most of 1996 and 1997 making the record. Wainwright recorded 56 songs in total, on 62 rolls of tape. The sessions cost $700,000.
Wainwright's self-titled debut received critical acclaim; Rolling Stone recognized it as one of the best albums of the year, and named the singer "Best New Artist" of the year. Wainwright was nominated for four awards by the Gay & Lesbian American Music Awards, including Album of the Year, Pop Recording of the Year and Video of the Year, and won for Best New Artist. Rufus Wainwright won a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Music Album and a Juno Award for Best Alternative Album. However, commercial success of the album was limited; the debut failed to chart in any country, though he ranked No.24 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart.
In 1996 Wainwright toured the UK as "Special Guest" of Kate & Anna McGarrigle. He toured with Sean Lennon in 1998 and began his first headline tour later that year. In December 1998, he appeared in a Gap commercial directed by Phil Harder, performing Frank Loesser's "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?". In March 1999, Wainwright began a headlining tour in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Poses and struggle with addiction Wainwright lived in the Chelsea Hotel in New York City for six months, during which he wrote most of his second album. On June 5, 2001, Wainwright's second album, Poses, was released to critical acclaim but limited sales. The album ranked No.117 on the Billboard 200 and No.1 on the Top Heatseekers chart. Poses won a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Music Album and a Juno Award for Best Alternative Album, and was nominated by the Juno Awards for Best Songwriter ("Poses" / "Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk" / "Grey Gardens"). From 2001 to 2004, he toured with Tori Amos, Sting, Ben Folds, and Guster, as well as headlining the 2001 and 2002 tour in support of the album.
Wainwright became addicted to crystal meth in the early 2000s and temporarily lost his vision. His addiction reached its peak in 2002, during what he described as "the most surreal week of my life." During that week, he played a cameo role in the UK comedy television program Absolutely Fabulous, spent several nights partying with George W. Bush's daughter Barbara, enjoyed a "debauched evening" with his mother and Marianne Faithfull, sang with Anohni of Antony and the Johnsons for Zaldy's spring 2003 collection, and experienced recurring hallucinations of his father throughout. He decided after that he "was either going to rehab or I was going to live with my father. I knew I needed an asshole to yell at me, and I felt he fit the bill."
Wainwright in concert in Chicago In 2003 Rufus released the full-length Want One. Then Wainwright's album Want Two, from which four songs were released as the EP Waiting for a Want, was released by DreamWorks/Geffen on November 16, 2004. Afterward, a live iTunes Sessions EP entitled Alright, Already: Live in Montréal was released on March 15, 2005. A DVD entitled All I Want, featuring a biographical documentary, music videos, and live performances, was released internationally in 2005. That same year, Wainwright made two major contributions as a solo vocalist to a pair of records: the Mercury Prize-winning Antony and the Johnsons' I am a Bird Now and Burt Bacharach's At This Time.
Want One and Want Two were repackaged as Want for a November 2005 release to coincide with the beginning of a British tour. This version of Want One contains two extra songs: "Es Muß Sein" and "Velvet Curtain Rag". The Want package in the UK has two bonus tracks: "Chelsea Hotel No. 2" (a Leonard Cohen cover) and "In With the Ladies", which replace "Coeur de parisienne – Reprise d'Arletty" and "Quand vous mourez de nos amours" from 2004's augmented edition.
Release the Stars and Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall Wainwright's fifth studio album, Release the Stars, was released by Geffen on May 15, 2007. The album was produced by Wainwright and featured Richard Thompson, friend Teddy Thompson, sister Martha Wainwright, mother Kate McGarrigle, Neil Tennant, Joan Wasser, Julianna Raye, Larry Mullins (professionally known as Toby Dammit), and actress Siân Phillips. It reached No.2 on the UK Albums Chart, and debuted at No.23 on the Billboard 200. The first single, "Going to a Town", was released on April 3, 2007 in the iTunes Music Store. The second single released was "Rules and Regulations", and the third single was a 500-copy (12" vinyl) release of "Tiergarten", a one-track EP with the Supermayer remix of Tiergarten, which was released exclusively through iTunes and 7digital on October 29.
Rufus Wainwright: "Banks of the Wabash" (1997) MENU0:00 30 second sample of Rufus Wainwright singing a cover of Paul Dresser's "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away" (1897) for the soundtrack to the 1997 film The Myth of Fingerprints. Problems playing this file? See media help. Two video clips were released for the album: "Going to a Town", directed by Sophie Muller, and "Rules and Regulations", directed by Petro Papahadjopoulos and styled by J.W. Anderson. Release the Stars was certified gold in the UK. The accompanying world tour saw Wainwright visit North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, ending on February 14, 2008 with a concert at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
On June 10, 2006, NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday broadcast an interview of Wainwright by Scott Simon. The segment concerned Wainwright's sold-out pair of Carnegie Hall shows on June 14 and 15, 2006 in which he performed the entire Judy Garland concert album that was recorded there in 1961. He later repeated his performance at the London Palladium, the Paris Olympia, and the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Live CD and DVD recordings of the concerts were released on December 4, 2007. The DVD is entitled Rufus! Rufus! Rufus! Does Judy! Judy! Judy!: Live from the London Palladium. The CD album, Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall, is a recording of his show at the legendary New York venue. In 2008, Garland's daughter Lorna Luft expressed strong approval of Wainwright's recordings of her mother's songs. The album was nominated for a 2009 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.
Blackoutsabbath and Prima Donna
Wainwright in 2008. Wainwright created the concept of Blackoutsabbath in early 2008. In an attempt to become more environmentally conscious, participants are asked to live "off the grid" as much as possible on a designated date by unplugging appliances, walking or cycling for transportation, turning out lights and decreasing energy usage in any other ways possible.
As the sun sets on the evening of Blackoutsabbath, participants write ways they can contribute to the Earth's well-being throughout the rest of the year. Annual benefit concerts take place to raise awareness of the cause. Special guests performing at the concert included Joan Wasser, Jenni Muldaur, and friend and fellow singer-songwriter Teddy Thompson. The organization's official site contains updates about the program and contains links to various tools, green products and services, studies, and groups that promote energy conservation and environmental protection.
In December 2008 Rufus performed alongside his sister, Martha Wainwright, and mother, Kate McGarrigle, as well as many more of his family at the Knitting Factory in downtown Manhattan. Joined by other artists such as Grammy Award-winner Emmylou Harris, Velvet Underground front man Lou Reed and famed performance artist Laurie Anderson, the eclectic cast performed original and traditional Christmas-themed songs. In November 2009 Revelation Films released the concert on DVD.
Following his 2007–2008 tour, Wainwright began writing his first opera, Prima Donna, about "a day in the life of an opera singer", anxiously preparing for her comeback, who falls in love with a journalist. There are four characters, and the libretto is in French. The opera was originally commissioned by Metropolitan Opera general manager Peter Gelb. However, because of a dispute over Wainwright's decision to write the libretto in French and the Met's inability to schedule an opening in the 2009 season, Wainwright and the Met ended their relationship. Instead of a New York opening, Prima Donna was staged during the Manchester International Festival, where the first performance took place at the Palace Theatre on July 10, 2009. Reviews for the performance were mixed, with one publication suggesting Wainwright "may struggle to convince critics he is worthy of a place among the greats". Prima Donna won a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Musical/Opera in June 2011.
All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu and birth of daughter In November 2009, Wainwright announced that he had finished recording his sixth studio album, and was calling it All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu. The album was released on March 23 in Canada, April 5 in the UK and April 20 in the US, with the first single "Who Are You New York?".
In December 2009, Wainwright appeared with sister Martha Wainwright and mother Kate McGarrigle at the Royal Albert Hall in London, raising $55,000 for the Kate McGarrigle Fund, which was established in 2008 to raise awareness of sarcoma, a rare cancer that affects connective tissue such as bone, muscle, nerves, and cartilage. It was the last performance made by his mother before her death in January 2010.
Wainwright and his husband, German arts administrator Jörn Weisbrodt, in 2010. In late 2010 Wainwright became engaged to his partner Jörn Weisbrodt. The couple moved to Toronto, Ontario in early 2012 after Weisbrodt was named artistic director of Toronto's annual Luminato festival.
In 2011, Wainwright announced that he and friend Lorca Cohen, daughter of Leonard Cohen, had had a child in a parenting partnership. He announced on his website: "Darling daughter Viva Katherine Wainwright Cohen was born on February 2, 2011 in Los Angeles, California to proud parents Lorca Cohen, Rufus Wainwright, and Deputy Dad Jorn Weisbrodt. The little angel is evidently healthy, presumably happy, and certainly very very beautiful."
In July 2011 a 19-disc box set called House of Rufus containing all his studio and live recordings as well as previously unreleased material was released.
Out of the Game and marriage Wainwright recorded his seventh studio album with producer Mark Ronson. He described the new songs as more "danceable" than his previous material. The album, titled Out of the Game, was released in late April 2012 in the UK and Canada and in early May in the US.
On August 23, 2012 Rufus Wainwright and Jörn Weisbrodt married in Montauk, New York. Artist Justin Vivian Bond officiated.
Second opera His second opera, called Hadrian, will premiere at the Canadian Opera Company as their opening production of the 2018 mainstage season at the Four Seasons Centre, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The libretto is being written by Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor.
Prima Donna's revival Main article: Prima Donna: A Symphonic Visual Concert In 2015, Wainwright launched a new version of his first opera, accompanied by a film directed by Francesco Vezzoli, featuring Cindy Sherman as the Prima Donna. The finale was shot in Paris during spring 2015 and produced by Petite Maison Production, before it premiered in Athens in September.
Political Wainwright identifies as "a complete libertarian" and has stated, “I don't think any government should encroach on what goes on in the bedroom at all."
In April 2010, Wainwright came out publicly in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage in the United States because he wanted to marry his partner, Jörn Weisbrodt. Wainwright stated, "I wasn’t a huge gay marriage supporter before I met Jörn because I love the whole old-school promiscuous Oscar Wilde freak show of what 'being gay' once was. But since meeting Jörn that all changed."
Music In addition to his tenor singing voice, he plays piano and guitar, often switching between the two instruments when performing live. While some songs feature just Wainwright and his piano, his later work is often accompanied by rock instrumentation or a symphony orchestra, displaying complex layering and harmonies with an operatic feel. Wainwright is an opera enthusiast and likes Franz Schubert's lieder. Some of Wainwright's songs are described as "popera" (pop opera) or "baroque pop". Many of his compositions are densely packed amalgams of strings, horns, operatic choruses, and ragtime rhythms, with a warm vocal timbre.
He often performs with his sister, Martha Wainwright, on backup vocals. Despite critical acclaim, Wainwright has experienced limited commercial success in the United States, although the release of Release the Stars saw increased media attention there, as did the associated 2007 U.S. tour.
Wainwright has been selected a Steinway & Sons Artist and performs on Steinway pianos exclusively in recording sessions, concerts and public appearances.
Themes Wainwright's oeuvre contains several recurring themes: opera, literature, pop culture, politics, and love (often unrequited love). "Foolish Love" and "Danny Boy" are about a crush he once had on a straight man. Other songs address full-blown love and the consequences of falling out of love ("This Love Affair", "Leaving for Paris", and "Peach Trees").
Wainwright also sings about his family relationships. "Beauty Mark", "Little Sister" and "Martha", and "Dinner at Eight" address, respectively, his experiences with his mother, sisters, and father.
The song "Matinee Idol" was written about River Phoenix. "Memphis Skyline" is a tribute to the late singer Jeff Buckley, whom he met briefly in the 1990s when Wainwright was an up-and-coming act. By this time, Buckley had already released his first album Grace, and was well on his way to stardom. The two met several months prior to Buckley's drowning, during a gig by Wainwright. The song references "Hallelujah", a Leonard Cohen song covered by Buckley (and later by Wainwright). "Nobody's Off the Hook" is written to close friend and fellow musician Teddy Thompson.
Several songs deal with his experiences with addiction ("Go Or Go Ahead" and "I Don't Know What It Is").
Work in film, television, and theatre
Wainwright at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006 Wainwright has appeared in the films The Aviator and Heights in addition to his role in Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller but said in a 2010 interview "I definitely enjoy seeing myself thirty feet high, but it’s not something that I’m running toward passionately". He has also recorded tracks specially for films, including Brokeback Mountain, I am Sam, Moulin Rouge!, Shrek, Meet the Robinsons, Big Daddy, Zoolander, and Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man. His recording of "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered" plays during the closing credits of the film The History Boys. He is seen in the Denys Arcand film, L’Âge des ténèbres, performing two arias.
The All I Want DVD, released in 2005, features a full-length documentary (A Portrait of Rufus Wainwright), performances at Central Park SummerStage and Cambridge Corn Exchange, studio sessions, music videos, and two bonus Easter eggs: a 12-minute documentary from 1998, featuring Wainwright and his family, and a short tribute to the McGarrigle sisters featuring Rufus and Martha.
In February 2005, the Pennsylvania Ballet premiered a ballet by Matthew Neenan that was set to Wainwright's music. The Pennsylvania Ballet has performed the work (titled 11:11) several times, including during an eponymous program in June 2006. It has been an audience favorite, although critical reviews have been mixed.
Stephen Petronio commissioned Wainwright to write a score for his dance production BLOOM, which was performed at Joyce Theater in New York in April 2006. For the lyrics, the two selected poems by Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson, and Petronio arranged for the Young People's Choir of New York to sing them.
In May 2006, Wainwright was one of three guests (along with Robbie Williams and Frances Barber) to star with the Pet Shop Boys in a concert at London's Mermaid Theatre. He covered the Pet Shop Boys' "Casanova in Hell" (from Fundamental). The critically acclaimed show was broadcast on the UK's BBC Radio 2 and repeated on BBC 6 Music, and released as a CD (Concrete) in October 2006.
In June 2007, Wainwright was a part of the multi-artist True Colors Tour, which traveled through 15 cities in the United States and Canada. The tour, sponsored by the Logo channel, began on June 8, 2007. Hosted by comedian Margaret Cho and headlined by Cyndi Lauper, the tour included Debbie Harry, The Gossip, the Indigo Girls, The Dresden Dolls, The MisShapes, and Erasure. Profits went to the Human Rights Campaign. In August 2007, Wainwright said that he considered it a "great honor" to perform on the gay rights tour.
Wainwright continued to tour during 2007 and embraced forms of expression not usually part of mainstream American music concerts. These included dressing in red lipstick and stiletto heeled shoes to perform Judy Garland songs, and expressing his concerns against the current U.S. political situation. His performances were critically acclaimed.
In April 2009, Wainwright worked with the Berliner Ensemble and the avant-garde director Robert Wilson, who hired Wainwright to supply the music for a joint staging of Shakespeares Sonette based on Shakespeare's sonnets.
In June 2012, Wainwright released a comedy video on the Funny or Die website, giving his interpretation of a number of jingles from chewing gum commercials. Also in 2012, Wainwright wrote and sang "Metaphorical Blanket" in the film Any Day Now.
Discography Main article: Rufus Wainwright discography Studio albums Rufus Wainwright (1998) Poses (2001) Want One (2003) Want Two (2004) Release the Stars (2007) All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu (2010) Out of the Game (2012) Prima Donna (2015) Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets (2016) Tours Headlining 1999: 1999 Tour 2001: Poses Tour 2003–04: Rufus Wainwright: Live in Concert 2007–08: Release the Stars Tour 2011: An Evening with Rufus Wainwright 2012–13: Out of the Game Tour 2014–15: The Best of Rufus Wainwright 2016–17: Rufus in Concert Co-headlining 2004: Triple-Headliner Tour (with Ben Folds and Guster) 2005: Odd Man Out Tour (with Ben Folds and Ben Lee) Opening act 1998: Navy Blues Tour (Sloan) 2001: Roxy Music World Tour (Roxy Music) 2001: Strange Little Tour (Tori Amos) 2004: Sacred Love Tour (Sting) 2005: Hopes and Fears Tour (Keane) 2007: True Colors (Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Harry and Erasure) Awards and nominations Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Rufus Wainwright Rufus Wainwright won two Juno Awards for Best Alternative Album, one in 1999 for Rufus Wainwright and one in 2002 for Poses.
At the age of 15, in 1989, he was nominated for a Genie Award for Best Original Song. A year later he received a nomination for a Juno Award for Most Promising Male Vocalist. He was also nominated for a BRIT Award for Best International Male Artist in 2008 and a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album in 2009.
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Rufus Wainwright Biography Showing all 62 items Jump to: Overview (3) | Mini Bio (1) | Spouse (1) | Trivia (40) | Personal Quotes (17) Overview (3) Date of Birth 22 July 1973, Rhinebeck, New York, USA Birth Name Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright Height 5' 11" (1.8 m) Mini Bio (1) Rufus Wainwright was born on July 22, 1973 in Rhinebeck, New York, USA as Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright. He has been married to Jörn Weisbrodt since August 23, 2012. They have one child. Spouse (1) Jörn Weisbrodt (23 August 2012 - present) (1 child) Trivia (40) Performed songs featured in the soundtracks for Mitos Shel Tviot Etzba (1997) and Big Daddy (1999). Named "Best New Artist" by "Rolling Stone" magazine in 1999. Won a Juno Award for "Best Alternative Album" in 1999 and 2002. Son of singer/actor Loudon Wainwright III and singer Kate McGarrigle. Older brother of Martha Wainwright. Performed the song "Complainte de la Butte" for the film Moulin Rouge! (2001), the only song in French featured in the Paris-set movie. His song "Natasha" is written about Natasha Lyonne. His father is an American of Scotch-Irish ancestry. His mother is of French-Canadian decent. Grew up in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. His song "Beauty Mark" is about his mother, Kate McGarrigle. His song "Dinner At Eight" is about an argument he and his father Loudon Wainwright III had once. His song "Matinee Idol" is about River Phoenix. His song "Memphis Sky Line" (from his album Want Two) is dedicated to Jeff Buckley. His parents considered naming him Oscar. Once lived in New York's famous Chelsea Hotel. A fan of the film Grey Gardens (1975), he wrote a song with the same name for his second album, Poses. The song features an audio clip of 'Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale', taken from the film. I Eat Dinner (When the Hunger's Gone), the song he sings in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004), was written by his mother, Kate McGarrigle. The music video for a song from his debut album was filmed in Gwen Stefani's home. Wainwright is a big fan of opera and counts the Metropolitan Opera House as one of his favorite places in New York. Kate Winslet is a fan of his song 'Poses' -- mentioned in one of her ads for AmEx. The song 'The One You Love' (from his album 'Want Two') features a line from the song 'See What Percy's Picked Up in the Park.' The line is modified, so instead of "Singing, oh Jerusalem, oh Jerusalem, see what Percy's picked up in the park" it is "I'm singing oh Jerusalem, oh Jerusalem, see what he's picked up in the park. The song is about coming to terms with ones sexual escapades. His character Jeremy in Heights (2005) was based on himself. Heard an amazing recording of Verdi's Requiem when he was 14, and for ten years, he listened to opera and only opera. Studied classical and modern piano at McGill University. Is friends with actor Alan Cumming. His song 'Gay Messiah' originally started out as a political song to sing at parties. Is writing an opera, which will be called "Prima Donna". His debut album ('Rufus Wainwright') is about a straight man who he fell for named Danny. This can be reflected in the song 'Danny Boy.'. Considers Judy Garland his top gay icon, according to an interview with "The Observer" (21 December 2006). Longtime companion has been Jorn Weissbrodt, a German concert manager for the Berlin State Opera, since 2005. Nephew of Anna McGarrigle and Jane McGarrigle. His favorite songs are "Mystery Train" by Elvis Presley, "Talk To Me Of Mendocino" by 'Kate Mcgarrigle' & Anna McGarrigle, "Trains And Boats And Planes" by Dionne Warwick, "I Want You" by Bob Dylan, "69 Anne Erotic" by Serge Gainsbourg, "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" by Roberta Flack, "Heart Of Glass" by Blondie, "Accentuate The Positive" by Harold Arlen, "Venus As A Boy" by 'Bjork' and "In My Room" by The Beach Boys. (Source: BBC Radio 2 "Tracks of My Years"). Once saved from drowning in a hotel pool by Betty Buckley. Is good friends with Melissa Auf der Maur, whose father, Nick Auf der Maur, was a political activist in Montreal. Melissa appeared in Rufus's video, "April Fools". Wainwright's album "Out of the Game" (2012), produced by Mark Ronson, features Helena Bonham Carter in the title track video. Touring the world promoting his new album 'Release the Stars'.  Mixing next record called 'Release the Stars' [January 2006] Recording his new record. [August 2006] Writing an opera for the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.  His daughter, Viva Katherine Wainwright Cohen (b. 2 February 2011), was mothered by Lorca Cohen, the daughter of singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. Personal Quotes (17) Why be in music, why write songs, if you can't use them to explore life or an idealized vision of life? I believe a lot of our lives are spent asleep, and what I've been trying to do is hold on to those moments when a little spark cuts through the fog and nudges you. Frank Sinatra has passed on the torch to me. But little did he know that he'd be passing it on to a gay opera queen. [When asked if all his older songs were getting tiresome to sing] "No, they're all fresh; fresh as daisies!" Everything I do, I feel is genius. Whether it is or it isn't. I like to make the mundane fabulous whenever I can. I may not lead the most dramatic life, but in my brain it's War and Peace everyday. I've developed into quite a swan. I'm one of those people that will probably look better and better as I get older - until I drop dead of beauty. "It seems like the older I get, the more unreal the world becomes. There's no life without humor. It can make the wonderful moments of life truly glorious, and it can make tragic moments bearable. They wanted me to be, you know, whatever..a little Japanese girl with tiny little fingers who played Rachmaninoff. I could only play Mozart very slowly, so whatever, I had to leave. So I was basically thrown out of the classical world for being a renegade. I have a good face for what I do. I find so many songwriters today are missing an element ... either the production is amazing but the songs aren't, or it's the other way around. [on 'Out of the Game', his most commercial album to date (2012)] There hasn't been a lot of time to philosophize or construct these kinds of elaborate cathedrals that I tend to do - which is great. [on the production crew] They're these amazing, dedicated, dirty boys. It was very much about hanging out with the boys in the clubhouse at three in the morning, listening to R&B. It was a very heterosexual environment, which I enjoyed. And except for Mark - who I was head over heels in love with - I had to tone down my seductive side. It was really about the music. I very consciously allowed Mark to be the captain of the ship. I said, 'If I'm going to work with you, I want to get you. Its about what you have to offer, not about you discovering the new Rufus'. It's taken many years for me to develop that capacity to let go and be confident in someone. [on collaborating with producer Mark Ronson in recording 'Out of the Game'] We're both keenly aware that there are elements [to our partnership] that can benefit both camp, things we had to offer each other. I wanted a more pop approach, an upbeat palette, a certain cool factor. He wanted a depth and vocal prowess that he hadn't been around since Amy [Winehouse]. And also a variety that I alone bring in terms of musical influences. [on 2013 plans to compose an opera, with Daniel MacIvor, set in Roman times] Hadrian was an Emporer filled with ambition, sensitivity and intelligence and - like all big political figures - he also had a tormented and brooding dark side. Perfect opera material.
Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright (born July 21, 1973) is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter.
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רופוס ויינרייט רופוס ויינרייט Rufus Wainwright Met Opera 2010 Shankbone.jpg רופוס ויינרייט, 2010 מידע כללי שם לידה רופוס מקגריגל ויינרייט תאריך לידה 22 ביולי 1973 (בן 43) מקום לידה ריינבק, ניו יורק, ארצות הברית ארצות הברית מוקד פעילות מונטריאול, קנדה שנות פעילות 1993 - היום סוגה פופ אופראי בארוק פופ עיסוק זמר יוצר, מלחין כלי נגינה גיטרה, פסנתר חברת תקליטים Geffen Records Dreamworks Records Allmusic mn0000854854 www.rufuswainwright.com רופוס מקגריגל ויינרייט (באנגלית: Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright; נולד ב-22 ביולי 1973) הוא זמר וכותב שירים אמריקאי-קנדי. לויינרייט חמישה אלבומים, כמה הוצאות EP, וסינגלים הכלולים באוספים ופסקולי סרטים.
תוכן עניינים [הסתרה] 1 נעוריו 2 פרסומו ואלבום הבכורה 3 Poses 4 התמכרותו 5 Want 6 Release The Stars 7 Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie hall 8 מוזיקה 9 אלבומיו 10 חיים אישיים 11 קישורים חיצוניים 12 הערות שוליים נעוריו[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] ויינרייט נולד בכפר ריינבק שבמדינת ניו יורק. הוריו, קייט מקגריגל ולודון ויינרייט, שניהם זמרי פולק, התגרשו כשהיה בן 3, ורוב שנות נעוריו חי עם אמו במונטריאול שבקנדה. בגיל 6 החל לנגן בפסנתר ובגיל 13 הצטרף לסיבוב הופעות עם אמו, דודתו אנה מקגריגל ואחותו מרתה, בהרכב הפולק "The McGarrigle Sisters and Family". אחד משיריו במסגרת מופע זה, "I'm a Runin" , זיכה אותו במועמדות לפרס "ג'ונו" בקטגוריית הזמר המבטיח ביותר של שנת 1990.
ויינרייט החל להתעניין באופרה בגיל ההתבגרות, והז'אנר משתקף היטב במוזיקה שהוא יוצר. כך למשל, חלק מהמילים בשירו "ברצלונה" הן מהליברית של האופרה "מקבת'" של ורדי. באותה תקופה גילה עניין גם ביצירותיהם של אדית פיאף, אל ג'ולסון וג'ודי גרלנד.
ויינרייט יצא מהארון בהיותו נער. בגיל 14 הותקף מינית בהייד פארק שבלונדון על ידי אדם שאיתו יצא מפאב, אנס אותו, שדד אותו וניסה לחנוק אותו. לדבריו ניצל רק לאחר שביים התקף אפילפסיה מדומה. לאחר טראומה זו התנזר ויינרייט למשך חמש שנים, דבר שלטענתו מנע ממנו התדרדרות מינית. מחשש שנדבק באיידס לא יצר קשר זוגי במשך שנים רבות.
פרסומו ואלבום הבכורה[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] ויינרייט הופיע בקביעות ב"קפה סרייבו" במונטריאול והפיק קלטות הדגמה שבזכותן הוחתם על חוזה הקלטות עם חברת המוזיקה של דרימוורקס, "דרימוורקס רקורדס". הוא עבר לניו יורק ב-1996 והחל להופיע במועדונים. מאוחר יותר באותה שנה עבר ללוס אנג'לס וב-1998 הוציא שם את אלבומו הראשון, "רופוס ויינרייט", שזכה להצלחה רבה: המגזין רולינג סטון דירג אותו כאחד האלבומים הטובים באותה שנה, והגדיר את ויינרייט "תגלית השנה". באותה שנה יצא ויינרייט לסיבוב הופעות ראשון יחד עם שון לנון, ובסופו הופיע לבדו לראשונה.
Poses[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] בשנת 1999 ווינרייט יצא להפוגה מהופעותיו הרבות, עבר לגור בצ'לסי הוטל בניו יורק למשך חצי שנה ושם עבד על אלבומו השני. ביוני 2001 יצא האלבום, שנקרא "Poses". הוא זכה לביקורות טובות אך להצלחה מסחרית מעטה. בין 2001 ל-2004 יצא לסיבוב הופעות נוסף והופיע גם עם טורי איימוס וסטינג.
התמכרותו[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] בתחילת שנות ה-2000 התמכר ויינרייט לקריסטל מת', וכתוצאה מכך סבל מעיוורון זמני. התמכרותו הגיעה לשיא ב-2002, במהלך מה שתואר על ידו כ"השבוע הסוריאליסטי ביותר בחיי". במשך אותו שבוע שיחק תפקיד בקומדיה בריטית, בילה מספר ערבים בחברת בתו של נשיא ארצות הברית ג'ורג' בוש, ברברה פירס בוש, העביר ערב שהוגדר על ידו כ"לא מוסרי" עם אמו ועם הזמרת מריאן פיית'פול, הופיע במועדון עם הזמר אנת'וני, סולן להקת "אנת'וני והג'ונסונס", וחווה הזיות חוזרות ונשנות על אביו. בייאושו פנה לידידו אלטון ג'ון, ששיכנע אותו להתאשפז במוסד גמילה במינסוטה. שם התנקה ויינרייט מהסם והחל בטיפול פסיכולוגי. כיום הוא מתנגד נחרץ לשימוש בסם זה.
Want[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] ב-2003 הוציא את אלבומו "Want One", וב-16 בנובמבר 2004 יצא המשכו "Want Two" ב"דרימוורקס". ב-2005 הופץ ברחבי העולם ה-DVD "All I Want" ובו תוכנית תיעודית ביוגרפית, וידאו-קליפים וצילומים מהופעות חיות.
Release The Stars[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] אלבומו החמישי, "Release The Stars", יצא בגפן רקורדס ב-15 במאי 2007 בהפקתו. באלבום השתתפו גם אמו, אחותו וזמרים נוספים (אחותו מרתה ויינרייט מצטרפת אליו תכופות בהופעות ובהקלטות). האלבום הגיע למקום ה-23 במצעד האמריקאי, למקום השני במצעד הבריטי ולאלבום זהב בבריטניה. בעקבות יציאת האלבום יצא ויינרייט לסיבוב הופעות בצפון אמריקה, באירופה, באסיה ובאוסטרליה, שהסתיים ב-14 בפברואר 2008 באולם המוזיקה רדיו סיטי בניו יורק.
Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie hall[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] ב-10 ביוני 2006 נערך עם ויינרייט בתחנת הרדיו NPR ריאיון שעסק בעובדה שכל הכרטיסים למופעים המתוכננים ב-14 וב-15 ביוני 2006 נמכרו מראש. בתאריכים אלו הופיע ויינרייט בקונצרט מיוחד בקרנגי הול, שבו שיחזר במלואו קונצרט מפורסם שקיימה במקום ג'ודי גרלנד ב-1961. בהמשך ביצע את אותו קונצרט גם בפריז, בלונדון ובהוליווד בול בלוס אנג'לס.  הקלטות של המופע המיוחד יצאו בסוף 2007 ב-CD וב-DVD - "Rufus! Rufus! Rufus! Does Judy! Judy! Judy!". ב-2008, לורנה לאפט, בתה של ג'ודי גארלנד הביעה תמיכה רבה בהופעה זו.
בסוף חודש אוגוסט של שנת 2008 אף הוכרז כי ויינרייט עתיד להופיע בהיכל התרבות בתל אביב בחודש נובמבר.
מוזיקה[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] בנוסף לשירתו (בקול טנור) נוהג ויינרייט לנגן בפסנתר ובגיטרה ומחליף ביניהם במהלך הופעות חיות. על אף שחלק משיריו מוקלטים בליווי נגינתו בפסנתר בלבד, אחרים הוקלטו בליווי תזמורת סימפונית ובסגנון אופראי - ויינרייט אוהב את קטעי הליד של שוברט. חלק משיריו תוארו כ"פופ אופרה" או "בארוק פופ". בימים אלו שוקד ויינרייט על כתיבת האופרה הראשונה שלו, "פרימה דונה", שהוזמנה על ידי המטרופוליטן אופרה. ויינרייט יהיה אחראי גם על הלברית בשפה הצרפתית.
אלבומיו[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] "Rufus Wainwright" - 19 במאי 1998 "Poses" - 5 ביוני 2001 "Want One" - 23 בספטמבר 2003 "Want Two" - 16 בנובמבר 2004 "Release the Stars" - 15 במאי 2007 "Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall" - 4 בדצמבר 2007 "Milwaukee at Last!!!" - 22 בספטמבר 2009 "All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu" - 23 במרץ 2010 "House of Rufus" - 18 ביולי 2011 "Out of the Game" - אפריל 2012 חיים אישיים[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] ב-23 באוגוסט 2012, התחתן ויינרייט עם בן זוגו בשנים האחרונות, מפיק התיאטרון יורן וייסברודט. בטקס השתתפו מפורסמים רבים, ביניהם יוקו אונו, ג'וליאן מור, מארק רונסון ואחרים.
לזוג ילדה בשם ויוה קתרין ויינרייט כהן, אותה הם מגדלים במשמורת משותפת עם לורקה כהן, בתו של לאונרד כהן, אימה הביולוגיה של הילדה
קישורים חיצוניים[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] מיזמי קרן ויקימדיה ויקישיתוף תמונות ומדיה בוויקישיתוף: רופוס ויינרייט אתר הבית של ויינרייט סימון האטנסטון, גרדיאן, על רופוס ויינרייט, באתר הארץ, 12.9.2008 דניס מרטין, לוס אנג'לס טיימס, רופוס וויינרייט הוא לא פרימה דונה, פורסם בעברית בnrg , 4/10/2009 עינב שיף, רופוס וויינרייט בהופעה: כובש ומעניין, למרות המיקום הבעייתי, באתר וואלה! NEWS, 4 ביוני 2012 יעל לינזן, רופוס וויינרייט בהופעה: פה גדול, קול ענק, באתר ynet, 4 ביוני 2012 ד"ר יעקב בן שאול, רופוס ויינרייט כבש את היכל התרבות, מגזין אימגו הערות שוליים[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] ^ על פי כתבה מאת Randy Shulman ב-"metro weekly", עיתון הלהט"בים של וושינגטון, 11 במרץ 1999 (באנגלית) ^ "Wainright feared being HIV Positive after rape" - דיווח ב-contactmusic.com, 22 בפברואר 2005 (באנגלית) ^ "Rufus Wainwrights Rape Tragedy" - דיווח ב-femalefirst, 1 במרץ 2005 (באנגלית) ^ "Rufus Wainwright waxing operatic" - ריאיון עם ויינרייט, לוס אנג'לס טיימס, 24 במאי 2007 (באנגלית) ^ מזל טוב: רופוס ויינרייט התחתן עם בן זוגו, 26.8.12 קטגוריות: זמרים-יוצרים אמריקאיםזמרים-יוצרים קנדיםזמרי פופ אמריקאיםלהט"בים אמריקאיםלהט"בים קנדים