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Ute Lemper: “Last Tango in Berlin”

: May 4, 2017, 8:00 PM
Orpheum Theatre

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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.


The Goethe-Institut is the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institute, active worldwide. We promote the study of German abroad and encourage international cultural exchange. With our network of Goethe-Instituts, Goethe Centres, cultural societies, reading rooms and exam and language learning centres, we have been the first point of contact for many with Germany for over sixty years. Our long-lasting partnerships with leading institutions and individuals in over ninety countries create enduring trust in Germany. We are partners for all who actively engage with Germany and its culture, working independently and without political ties. In Canada we are represented by three Goethe-Instituts in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto. Outside of these cities we offer special online courses as well as examinations centres with...
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