Ute Lemper. Rendez-vous with Marlene

Duration: One hour and 30 minutes without interval

The new show by Ute Lemper is based on a long telephone conversation between Marlene Dietrich and Ute in Paris in 1988, thirty years ago. After having received the prestigious Molière award for her performance in the musical Cabaret in Paris, Ute sent a card to Marlene, who had moved to Avenue de Montaigne 12 in 1979, apologising for all the media attention at the time which compared her to the great German actress.
Ute was at the beginning of her theatrical and musical career, while Dietrich had a long life of film, music, incredible collaborations, passionate love stories and great fame behind her. In conversation with the young artist, the “Blue Angel” recalled moments from her extraordinary life in cinema and music, spoke of her love for the poet Rilke and her complicated relationship with Germany, as well as her voluntary exile.
In 1992, Lemper played the part of Lola in a production of Blue Angel in Berlin. It was the same role that had made Dietrich a star in 1928, transforming her into an icon of sensuality and glamour. Marlene was unable to see the play. She died in Paris just a few days before the Berlin première.
This story of encounters, similarities and coincidences that bind the lives of the two artists, both German born but living elsewhere - Dietrich in Paris, Lemper in New York - both magnificent singers and actresses, led Ute Lemper to come up with the idea of a recital dedicated to Marlene, in order to tell the story through music and words of an extraordinary actress and woman.

Piccolo Teatro Strehler
from 20 to 22 May 2020
Ute Lemper
Rendez-vous with Marlene
artistic project and texts Ute Lemper
Ute Lemper - vocals
Vana Gierig - pianoforte
Cyril Garac - Violin
Romain Lecuyer - Double Bass
Matthias Daneck - Drums
tour organization Mauro Diazzi srl

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