Ute Lemper Sings Greatest Hits from Berlin to Broadway This September
German cabaret legend, Ute Lemper is set to electrify Australian audiences in September when she serenades us with a song cycle of love poems by acclaimed poet, Pablo Neruda.
Star of stage and screen, Ute Lemper has collaborated with Argentinian bandoneonist Marcelo Nisinman to create a delicate and beautiful song cycle of poems that is presented in Spanish, French and English, and performed alongside a stunning repertoire from Ute Lemper's career spanning from Berlin to Broadway.
Famed for her interpretations of Kurt Weill, Marlene Dietrich, Edith Piaf and more, here Ute Lemper introduces audiences to Nobel prize winning Neruda, who wrote these sensual poems on the Chilean Isla Negra after years in exile.
Neruda was called "the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language" by Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez. His writing ranged across a variety of styles from surrealism to political works (some of these collaborations with Picasso) and the erotically-charged love poems on which Ute's Song Cycle is based.
Ute Lemper is celebrated internationally for her intense musicality, dynamic performances and stunning persona. She has made her mark on the stage and film, in concert and as a unique recording artist, and has been universally praised for her interpretations of Berlin Cabaret Songs, the works of Kurt Weill and Berthold Brecht, the French Chanson Book and poems of Charles Bukowski.
Now living in New York, Ute Lemper will perform on June 19 at a private dinner for the President of the United States, Barack Obama and the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel. Ute was selected as the artist to represent American-German relations through music.
Friday 13 September ? Brisbane Concert Hall (Brisbane Festival) TIX: Qtix - 136 246 / brisbanefestival.com.au
Sunday 15 September ? Perth Concert Hall TIX: Ticketek 1300 795 012 / ticketek.com.au
Wednesday 18 September ? Melbourne The Arts Centre, Hamer Hall TIX: Art Centre 1300 182 183 / artscentremelbourne.com.au
Saturday 21 September ? Adelaide Thebarton Theatre TIX: Thebarton Theatre 08 8225 8888 / venuetix.com.au
Monday 23 September ? Sydney Opera House TIX: Sydney Opera House 02 9250 7777 / sydneyoperahouse.com