Ute Lemper

  • May 4, 2017
  • Times: Starting: 07:00 PM
  • Address:
  • 601 Smithe Street
  • BC V6B 3L4
  • Admission: $50-99
  • Phone: (604) 683-0222

Vancouver Opera and Music on Main present a rare performance by the world's foremost cabaret star on May 4 at the Orpheum Theatre for Vancouver Opera Festival. 

A bar stool, a microphone, and a pool of warm light on one of the great song stylists of our time. Join Ute Lemper as she 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), Lemper explores the backstreets of these cities and lets ancient ghosts with new faces tell their stories of love, passion, and survival.

About Ute Lemper
Ute Lemper has made an indelible mark internationally on the stage, in films, in concert and as an incomparable recording artist across many genres. She has been praised for her interpretations of Berlin cabaret songs, the works of Kurt Weill and Berthold Brecht and the French chanson, as well as for her portrayals on Broadway, in Paris and in London’s West End.

She has played sold-out houses in major venues from Berlin to Buenos Aires in concerts devoted variously to jazz, tango, avant-garde poetry, and collaborations with symphony orchestras and classical ensembles such as the Kronos Quartet. 

On the musical stage Ute Lemper made her début in the original Vienna production of Cats. She went on to play the title role in Peter Pan in Berlin and Sally Bowles in Cabaret in Paris, for which she received the Moliere Award for Best Actress in a Musical. She played Lola in The Blue Angel in Berlin, appeared in many Weill Revues with the Pina Bausch Tanztheater, and won the Laurence Olivier Award for her creation of the part of Velma Kelly in London’s production of Chicago. 

Her many recordings include Ute Lemper Sings Kurt Weill (Vols. I and II), Three Penny Opera, The Seven Deadly Sins, Mahogonny Songspiel, Prospero’s Books (Michael Nyman), Illusions (Piaf/Dietrich), City of Strangers (Prever/Sondheim), Berlin Cabaret Songs (German and English versions), and Punishing Kiss, featuring new songs composed for her by Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, Philip Glass, and Nick Cave. 

About Vancouver Opera Festival
The first edition of Vancouver Opera Festival is a celebration of the vocal and theatrical arts. At its core, three new opera productions: a seldom performed masterpiece, a beloved classic, and a contemporary tour de force. 
28 April to May 13

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Ute Lemper
601 Smithe Street