Ute Lemper

Ute Lemper: Paris, Paris!

Smetana Hall in Municipal House,

Defining Ute Lemper is no easy feat. Is she more of an actress than a singer or the other way round? Either way the New York based German artist is a highly esteemed painter and composer.  Even though her creative web spans a number of fields, you’d be hard pushed to find any weak link along the way. From Berlin cabaret, Marlene Dietrich and Edith Piaf, she is most well-known for Brecht’s interpretation of the works of Kurt Weil and star roles in world calibre musicals including Lola in The Blue Angel and Velma Kelly in Chicago. In a recent project she wrote a cycle of songs based on Paulo Coelo’s novel "Manuscript Found in Accra".

Working alongside Vince Mendoza, for this year’s concert Ute Lemper has put together a new programme primarily drawing its inspiration from 20th century French music.

We’re convinced that her performance during this year’s festival will offer an exceptional experience for you and us both!


  • Edith Piaf
  • Jacques Brel
  • Astor Piazzolla
  • Kurt Weill
  • Serge Gainsbourg