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!

Programme

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

Performers

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