Win Tickets ($120): Rufus Wainwright @ Aladdin Theater | Composer, Songwriter, Vocalist, Pop, Classical

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Rufus Wainwright @Aladdin Theater on February 6. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, February 3.


From our sponsors:
Rufus Wainwright
February 6, 2017
Doors 7 p.m., Shows 8 p .m. | $60 | All Ages
More info:

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Rufus Wainwright, one of the great male vocalists, composers, and songwriters of his generation, has released eight studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums. He has collaborated with artists ranging from Elton John, David Byrne, Mark Ronson, Joni Mitchell to Burt Bacharach. At the age of 14 he was named Canada’s best young musician and later received the Juno Award for Best Alternative Album. His album “Rufus does Judy” recorded at Carnegie Hall in 2006 was nominated for a Grammy.

His acclaimed first opera, Prima Donna, premiered at the Manchester International Festival in July 2009 and has since been presented in London, Toronto and BAM in New York. In 2010 Wainwright was commissioned by the San Francisco Symphony to compose and interpret “Five Shakespeare Sonnets,” a five-movement song cycle that sets Shakespeare’s “Sonnets” to orchestra and voice. They have since been performed worldwide by orchestras including the Chicago and Montreal Symphonies.

In 2010 he was the first artist to complete a 5 concert residency at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London. In Sept 2014 he had his debut with the London Proms at Royal Albert Hall and performed at the Last Night of the Proms in the Park.

Other achievements include the 2012 world premiere of Sing Me The Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle, the feature length music documentary that captured the May 2011 tribute concert honoring Rufus’ late mother, the legendary Kate McGarrigle. In 2013 he sang for Billy Joel at the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington and the fall of 2015 saw the Deutsche Grammophon release of a double CD/vinyl recording of Prima Donna with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Deutsche Grammophon also released an album of Shakespeare Sonnets set to Rufus’ music on April 22, 2016 in celebration of the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

The Canadian Opera Company commissioned Wainwright’s second opera, about Roman Emperor Hadrian, to premiere in Toronto in the fall of 2018.

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54 Responses to Win Tickets ($120): Rufus Wainwright @ Aladdin Theater | Composer, Songwriter, Vocalist, Pop, Classical

  1. Mani January 30, 2017 at 4:36 pm #

    I would love to take my gal to this, she’s a huge fan! It will be an amazing show!

    • Laurie Palfrey February 3, 2017 at 4:19 pm #

      I would love to give my husband this terrific Valentine’s present by going to see Rufus at the Aladdin. Love his music and love the Aladdin.

    • Kaci Wiley February 5, 2017 at 11:33 pm #

      My hubby and I are huge fans…we would love to see this show!

  2. rya January 30, 2017 at 5:23 pm #

    hey, yeah

  3. Matthew Rasmussen January 30, 2017 at 9:30 pm #

    This would be incredible. My wife and me need a night out. Bring on Rufus!

  4. Cody January 31, 2017 at 5:49 am #

    Would love to see Rufus. Hook me up with those tickets.

  5. Tarla January 31, 2017 at 7:29 am #

    Rufus hitting Portland ar Aladin theatre?? Yes please!

  6. Wil Stevens January 31, 2017 at 10:01 am #

    We dig Rufus!

  7. Deborah Harms January 31, 2017 at 12:12 pm #

    I sadly missed Rufus the last time he played the Aladdin, but I heard from other fans that it was an incredible show. I would love to attend, as this show would be a bright light in these dark days.

  8. Mario January 31, 2017 at 12:14 pm #

    I would drive to Canada to watch Rufus live. If I only have to drive to the east side of Portland can not be missed!

  9. Cody S January 31, 2017 at 12:14 pm #

    I’m so excited Rufus is coming to town!

  10. Lois January 31, 2017 at 12:18 pm #

    Rufus’s version of Hallelujah is my favorite. I would love to hear him sing it. Did you know that Leonard Cohen is Rufus’s daugher’s grandfather?

  11. Cara January 31, 2017 at 12:21 pm #


  12. Kristie January 31, 2017 at 12:21 pm #

    I love Rufus!

  13. Dave G. January 31, 2017 at 12:26 pm #

    He certainly comes from great lineage!

  14. GD January 31, 2017 at 12:34 pm #


  15. Rufus Reveler January 31, 2017 at 12:38 pm #

    Rufus Thomas? Wait, it’s another Rufus. No Do the Funky Chicken, but I still like to get down to his sounds. Thank you!

  16. Marie Bouvier January 31, 2017 at 12:52 pm #

    My daughter would be so excited to see him perform! Amazing talent!

  17. Jenn January 31, 2017 at 12:57 pm #

    This would be amazing.

  18. Venessa January 31, 2017 at 1:01 pm #

    Amazing singer and person! I hope I get to see him perform!

  19. Lauren January 31, 2017 at 1:07 pm #

    That would be amazing!

  20. Angie Bee January 31, 2017 at 1:07 pm #

    Rufus is my favorite! I mean, who doesn’t love cigarettes and chocolate milk?! Pretty please pick me, PDX Pipeline!

  21. Michelle Thomas January 31, 2017 at 1:09 pm #


  22. Kelsey January 31, 2017 at 1:21 pm #

    would love to go!

  23. Linda Anthony January 31, 2017 at 2:41 pm #

    Love him!! Hate the tix price!!! I have no way to go as January has been a budget killer. I would love to go!

  24. Missy Miedema January 31, 2017 at 3:38 pm #

    I’d be so into this!

  25. Nancy January 31, 2017 at 4:02 pm #

    Would love it!!!

  26. Bobbie Kramer January 31, 2017 at 8:30 pm #

    Me too!

  27. COLLIN FOSTER January 31, 2017 at 9:18 pm #

    Giving these to my homey Eric who hasn’t seen Rufus since moving out of SF 7 years ago.

  28. Morgan January 31, 2017 at 9:21 pm #

    Omg YES! (Would rather get the wine and choc but this would be way cool too) :D

  29. Jodi January 31, 2017 at 9:32 pm #

    The Art Teacher…goosebumps; would love to see this show live

  30. Julia February 1, 2017 at 1:01 am #

    I remember being in so young when I first heard him and crying to his voice and now a decade later I still feel the same

  31. Annie February 1, 2017 at 7:43 am #

    I’ve loved rufus wainwright for years! This would be so great to go to!

  32. Ed February 1, 2017 at 8:04 am #

    Rufus is a brilliant talent, would love to see him live again!

  33. Berenice February 1, 2017 at 8:09 am #

    It’s been ages since I’ve been to the Aladdin & Rufus would be great to see!

  34. Mauraborealice February 1, 2017 at 10:08 am #

    Wide range of content in his music. Love the family tradition, too!

  35. Jen February 1, 2017 at 12:09 pm #

    Wow what a giveaway! Would love to take my daughter.

  36. Keli February 1, 2017 at 3:32 pm #

    Rufus Wainwright is a queer icon, and I want to celebrate him

  37. Paul February 1, 2017 at 9:30 pm #

    Omg I’d love to go to Rufus !
    It would be amazing as an experience!

  38. Amie February 2, 2017 at 2:36 pm #

    I feel lucky!

  39. Becky February 2, 2017 at 3:03 pm #

    I want to go…PLEASE

  40. Marie Fisher February 2, 2017 at 3:18 pm #

    I saw ‘Five Shakespear Sonnets’ while living in San Francisco and would love the opportunity to see Rufus in person!

  41. SR February 2, 2017 at 3:38 pm #

    I fell in love with Rufus the first time I saw him live 15 years ago and haven’t seen him since. I’d love to be reunited.

  42. Angela February 2, 2017 at 4:23 pm #

    My 18 year old daughter has never ever been to a concert and also loves Hallelujah.

  43. Danielle February 2, 2017 at 4:41 pm #

    This would be such an amazing show to check out. I really enjoy him. Plus the Aladdin is always a great venue.

  44. mallory February 2, 2017 at 7:27 pm #

    I saw Rufus perform once over ten years ago and to this day, it was one of the best shows I’ve been to. I’d love to see him & surprise my boyfriend with the tickets!

  45. Maryanne S. February 3, 2017 at 3:08 pm #

    Haven’t been able to go to a concert in a long while, would love a chance to see Rufus!

  46. Allen February 3, 2017 at 10:29 pm #

    I need the experience of hearing his haunting voice and being witness the the alluring flamboyance!

  47. Alicia February 4, 2017 at 6:28 pm #

    I liked Rufus before y’all ever heard of him- I get dibs! No really, I hope someone awesome wins… I am awesome BTW

  48. Judy February 5, 2017 at 1:28 am #

    A pure class act!

  49. Laurel February 5, 2017 at 6:11 pm #

    R iveting
    U derly
    F antastic
    U napologetically
    S uperb

  50. Felecia February 6, 2017 at 8:52 am #

    What a treat this would be!

  51. Kelly February 6, 2017 at 10:25 am #

    I heard there was a secret chord, that I could play and get a ticket…

  52. Janet January 19, 2018 at 3:00 pm #

    Can’t wait for this!

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