Praised by The Telegraph as 'a gorgeous, smoky voice', Ute Lemper will grace Hong Kong stage again in 2017.
Lemper’s charismatic voice has charmed audience all around the world. She is a celebrated interpreter of Berlin cabaret, French chansons, works of Kurt Weill and music from a wide range of culture. Lemper has left her indelible mark on the stage, in films and as a recording artist. She received a Moliere Award and a Laurence Olivier Award, worked with Peter Zadek and Maurice Bejart with a ballet created for her, and recorded new songs that are specially created for her.
Last Tango in Berlin is a showcase of Lemper’s best throughout her career. The journey starts in Berlin with her root repertoire of cabaret songs. There she will wander through the French streets with chansons by Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel and continue to walk through corners of the world. Her music and mesmerising voice will tell the stories of love and loss, present and past with a uniquely personal touch.
Last Tango in Berlin
This concert touches on all the different musical chapters of Ute Lemper’s main repertoire of jazz, tango and ethnic musical influences, yet also leaves a lot of space for open improvisations and great moments of virtuosity. The journey starts in Berlin with her root repertoire of Brecht and Weill and the Berlin cabaret songs. It continues into the poetic universe of the French chansons by Brel, Piaf, Ferre and further to the Argentinian world of tango by Piazzolla. Lemper walks through the backstreets of Paris, Berlin, New York and Buenos Aires and let ancient ghosts with new faces tell the stories of lost, love, survival, passion, dreams, societies, the past and the future. She also performs her own songs to connect yesterday with today through her own stories about these places and life.
Piaf / Moustaki
Weill / Brecht
Schulze / Leib
Neruda / Lemper
Kander / Ebb
Falling in Love Again
Yo soy Maria
Ne me quitte pas
Ave le temps
El viento en la isla
Moritat von Mecky Messer
All that Jazz
Running time of the performance is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes without intermission.
Audience is strongly advised to arrive punctually. Latecomers will only be admitted at a suitable break.
Presenter reserves the right to change the programme and artist.
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. She has been universally praised for her interpretations of Berlin cabaret songs, the works of Kurt Weill and Berthold Brecht and the French chanson as well as her portrayals on Broadway, in Paris and in London’s West End.
Born in Munster, Germany, Lemper completed her studies at the Dance Academy in Cologne and the Max Reinhardt Seminary Drama School in Vienna. Her professional début on the musical stage was in the original Vienna production of Cats. She was honoured with the Moliere Award for Best Actress in a Musical, the Laurence Olivier Award for the Best Actress in Musical and the American Theatre Award. She also appeared in many film productions as well as dance performances with the Pina Bausch Tanztheater .
Lemper has performed as a soloist in prestigious venues and collaborated with the best symphony orchestras throughout the world. She has produced many celebrated recordings for Decca Classics. She was named Billboard Magazine’s ‘Crossover Artist of the Year for 1993-94’. She was nominated in 2013 for the Grammy Award for her album Paris Days / Berlin Nights with the Vogler String Quartet and Stefan Malzew on piano.
Flute & Saxophone: Philippe Botta
Piano: Vana Gierig
Bandoneón: Victor Villena
Double Bass: Romain Lecuyer
Tickets available from 23 February at URBTIX outlets, on Internet, by Mobile Ticketing App and Credit Card Telephone Booking.
Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients. (Limited tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis.)
‘Great Music’ Package Discount
For each purchase of standard tickets for ‘Last Tango in Berlin - Ute Lemper in Concert’, ‘Concert by Midori and Philharmonic String Ensemble Vienna’, ‘China National Traditional Orchestra (6/5 concert)’, ‘China National Traditional Orchestra (7/5 concert)’ and ‘Vocal Recital by Renée Fleming’, the following concession applies:
5% off for any 2 programmes, 10% off for any 3 programmes, 15% off for any 4 programmes, 20% off for all 5 programmes.
Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discount offers.
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The Music Journey of Ute Lemper
Speaker: Chow Fan-fu (Music Critic)
Conducted in Cantonese
Admission free on a first-come-first-served basis.