The 8 PM evening, billed Who Are You New York?: The Songs of Rufus Wainwright, promises a live premiere of Wainwright's 2010 album "All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu," which will be performed in its entirety as a song cycle.
The first part of the concert will include soprano Corinne Winters, mezzo soprano Liza Forrester, baritone Andrew Garland, and baritone Joshua Jeremiah.
The second half of the concert will feature Wainwright at the piano performing songs from his various albums, including "Poses," "Want One," "Want Two" and "Release the Stars."
Wainwright, an accomplished musician in his own right, is the son of folk musicians Loudon Wainwright III and the late Kate McGarrigle. He also performed Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall at the famed New York venue in 2006. A Grammy-nominated album captures the concerts, which were also performed at London's Palladium, Paris' L'Olympia and Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl. He also composed an adaptation of Shakespeare Sonnets with director Robert Wilson.
In May 2010, the American Conservatory Theatre's Young Conservatory debuted Beautiful Child, a musical with a book by Craig Slaight featuring a score culled from Wainwright's repertoire.
His Bastille Day-set opera Prima Donna will play the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Gilman Opera House in February 2012, starring Janis Kelly. It has a libretto by Bernadette Colomine. Tim Albery will direct the French-language production.
For tickets, phone (212) 870-5600 visit NYCOpera.