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Ute Lemper | Scottish Chamber Orchestra

The charismatic German chanteuse Ute Lemper, celebrated for her spellbinding performances of Kurt Weill and Marlene Dietrich, joins the Scottish Chamber Orchestra to explore the sensuous decadence and simmering passions of Weimar Republic Germany.

Ute Lemper sings seductive songs by Weill – including the famous Surabaya Johnny and Mack the Knife – as well as anti-Nazi numbers by Hanns Eisler and Bertolt Brecht. 50 years on from Marlene Dietrich's own appearance at the Festival, Lemper finishes with songs made famous by the German star in the 1930s.

Under Lawrence Foster, the orchestra also performs the Suite from Weill's biting Threepenny Opera, and the catchy rhythms of Stravinsky's tuneful Scènes de ballet.

15 August 2014

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book. The 2020 programme will be announced in the spring.