From a conversation with T. Cole Rachel
The Creative Independent
Ute Lemper is a German singer and actress who has spent the past three decades working on stage, in films, and as a recording artist. She has recorded over 30 records and is known for her interpretations of artists such as Kurt Weill, Berthold Brecht, Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Léo Ferré, Jacques Prevert, and Nino Rota. She is currently preparing a new one-woman show, Rendezvous with Marlene, which is based on a three-hour phone call between Marlene Dietrich and Ute that took place in Paris in 1988. Here, Lemper discusses the process behind putting together a new show, the comfort of creating and developing your own material, and the moral obligations involved with being an artist….
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