Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Rufus Wainwright’s Judy Garland Tribute at Carnegie Hall

A decade after Rufus Wainwright’s first tribute to Judy Garland at Carnegie Hall in 2006, he reprised night one of the two night event yesterday with special guests.

With a resplendent 36-piece orchestra, Wainwright’s take on Judy Garland is a stunning, tongue-in-cheek love letter to the chanteuse. After a moving rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” in the second half of the show, Ann Wilson of Heart joined Wainwright on stage for a stirring duet. Wainwright’s sister Martha also made an appearance later in the set. Catch him tonight, June 17, for round two — the whole Wainwright clan will be in attendance.

Photos by Chona Kasinger for the Village Voice

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