Queen of musicals to come to CRR
ISTANBULGerman singer and actress Ute Lemper, who is renowned for her performances in musicals know world-wide, will take the stage at Istanbul’s Cemal Reşit Rey (CRR) Concert Hall on April 28 with her project “Last Tango in Berlin.”
Lemper has been universally praised for her interpretations of Berlin Cabaret Songs, the works of Kurt Weill and Berthold Brecht and the French chanson.
Her professional debut on the musical stage was in the original Vienna production of “Cats,” playing the roles of Grizabella and Bombalurina. She went on to play Peter Pan in “Peter Pan” (Berlin) and Sally Bowles in “Jerome Savary’s Cabaret,” (Paris) for which she received the Moliere Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
Lemper also appeared in many Weill Revues with the Pina Bausch Tanztheater. She created the part of Velma Kelly in London’s production of “Chicago in the West End,” for which she was honored with the Laurence Olivier Award, and moved the production to Broadway after one year, where she received the American Theater Award.
“Last Tango in Berlin” starts in Berlin with Lemper’s root repertoire of Brecht and Weill and Berlin Cabaret songs. It continues into the poetic universe of the French chansons by Brel, Piaf and Ferre and further to the Argentinian world of Tango by Astor Piazzolla.
Tickets for the event are available at Biletix.