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On Sunday 22nd October, Sage Gateshead plays host to a very special evening with one of the most consistently fascinating and surprising singers working today, the German chanteuse Ute Lemper. Across her diverse work on stage, screen and studio, she has revived songs popularised by Marlene Dietrich and Edith Piaf, starred in dozens of films and musicals, had songs written for her by Nick Cave, Scott Walker and Elvis Costello, and more recently reworked the poetry of Pablo Neruda into song.

For most however, it’s her interpretations of the work of Kurt Weill that she’s best known for, and for good reason – it was her 1987 recording Ute Lemper Sings Kurt Weill that first brought her international attention, and she remains one of the great interpreters of his work.

Her current show Last Tango in Berlin – The Best of Ute presents a cross-section of her work, traversing different genres, periods and genres to build up a poetic journey into ghosts of love, loss and memory that reflect the enormity of Lemper’s work to date and offers the audience a chance to enjoy highlights from across her rich career.

From Berlin cabaret and French chanson to Argentinian tango and modern art composition, Ute Lemper’s peerless interpretations will provide a remarkable globe-trotting experience.


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