Ute Lemper

Ute Lemper’s career is vast and varied. She has made her mark on the stage, in films, in concert and as a unique recording artist on more than 30 CDs over 40 years of career. She has been universally praised for her interpretations of Berlin Cabaret Songs, the works of Kurt Weill and Berthold Brecht and the Chansons of Marlene Dietrich, Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Léo Ferré, Jacques Prevert, Nino Rota, Astor Piazzolla many others and also her own compositions, as well as her portrayals in musicals and plays on Broadway, in Paris, Berlin and in London’s West End.

The year 2020 is mainly dedicated to Ute’s theatrical show Rendezvous with Marlene which is her homage to Marlene Dietrich and tells her true story in word and music. This show is hugely popular and performances are scheduled all over the world. Simultaneously her new album, also named Rendezvous with Marlene will be released, featuring 20 of the most beloved songs that Marlene sang, but reinvented by Ute, her musicians and the beautiful sounding Viennese Orchestra.

Rendezvous with Marlene is based on a 3-hour phone call and exchange between Marlene Dietrich and Ute Lemper in 1988 in Paris, more than 30 years ago. After receiving the French Molière Award for her performance in Cabaret in Paris, Ute had sent a postcard to Marlene, who had lived at 12 Avenue de Montaigne since 1979, essentially apologizing for all the media attention comparing her to Marlene Dietrich. Ute was just at the beginning of her career in theatre and music, whereas Marlene looked back on a long, fulfilled life of movies, music, incredible collaborations, love stories and stardom.

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Stephen Holden, The New York Times 2009: “fearless and witty new cabaret show… a surreal multi cultural , multi lingual history journey… songs are interwoven with stream of consciousness fantasies...”

Frank Scheck, New York Post, 2009: “There’s no sexier language lesson these days than the one given nightly at the Café Carlyle, where Ute Lemper sings in German, French, English and Yiddish and manages to sound provocative in each one.”

Stephen Holden, The New York Times 2005: “Her material is invested with a “ferocity that infuses the art (and artifice) of cabaret with a dramatic intensity.”

Stephen Brookes, The Washington Post 2006: “Her voice is a wonder, one moment a husky growl, the next a lilting soprano, the nest a strangled cri de coeur-all while shifting effortlessly among French, English, and German

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Rendezvous with...

Jazzhaus Records
2020

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Ute Lemper: Between...

Unknown label
2009

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But One Day...

33 Records
2002

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Illusions

33 Records
1992

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