Ute Lemper’s new program “Rendezvous with Marlene” is based on a 3-hour call between Marlene Dietrich and her in Paris in 1988, 32 years ago. Ute was just at the beginning of her theater and music career. Marlene Dietrich, on the other hand, had already had a long, full life full of films, music, incredible collaborations, love stories and fame. They talk about her life, her work and her style, her love for Rilke, her complicated relationship with Germany, her grief and her fascinations.
Ute Lemper, meanwhile herself a world star and long traded as the “new Marlene”, takes us 30 years into the past in her new program and lets us participate in her conversation with Marlene. She tells us Marlene’s story and sings her fabulous songs from all chapters of her life, from the Berlin cabaret years to her fabulous collaboration with Burt Bacharach.