Join chansonnière Lemper as she opens the inaugural Vancouver Opera Festival with the ballads of Weill, Brecht, and others.
A bar stool, a microphone, and a pool of warm light on one of the great song stylists of our time. Lemper takes you on a journey to Berlin with the cabaret ballads of Weill and Brecht, the poetic world of Paris with chansons by Brel, Piaf, and Ferre, then Buenos Aires for a romantic tango by Piazzolla. Backed by a superb trio (piano, bandoneon, bass), she explores the backstreets of these cities and lets ancient ghosts with new faces tell their stories of love, passion, and survival.
Tickets from $50 via Vancouver Opera Festival, +1 604 6830222
Ute Lemper was born in 1963 in Münster. She is an actress, known for MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT (2014), UTE LEMPER CHANTE KURT WEILL (1992) and THE MICHAEL NYMAN SONGBOOK (1992). Her numerous roles in musicals include playing Sally Bowles in the original Paris production of Cabaret, for which she won the 1987 Molière Award for Best Newcomer, and Velma Kelly in the revival of Chicago in both London and New York, which won her the 1998 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
Ute Lemper is a guest of the Goethe-Institut.