Rufus Wainwright to play London Royal Opera House residency

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Rufus Wainwright has announced a five night residency at London‘s Royal Opera House for July.

The Canadian singer songwriter will play a different themed concert each night during the run, which takes place from July 18 – 23.

The opening night (July 18) will see Wainwright perform his Judy Garland tribute show ‘Rufus Does Judy’, which was released as a live album in 2007. He will also perform this on July 22.

He will then play an evening with his sister Martha the following night (July 19) and his father Loudon Wainwright III on July 21.

The final night (July 23) will see a performance of his 2010 opera Prima Donna, followed by a show, which is titled ‘Rufus Does Rufus’.

The gigs are to support the release of a new 19 disc box set, ‘House Of Rufus’. This features the singer’s six studio albums, two live albums, four additional CDs of rarities and demos and six DVDs.

‘House Of Rufus’ is released on July 18.

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