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German chanteuse and actress Ute Lemper will be making her second appearance in Israel on February 23 at Hechal Hatarbut in Tel Aviv.
Boasting a varied career, the 46-year-old Lemper has made her mark for interpretations of the works of Kurt Weill and for her roles in musicals on Broadway, in Paris and in London's West End, including her breakthrough role in the original Viennese cast of Cats, a recreation of the Marlene Dietrich-created Lola in The Blue Angel, the original European Sally Bowles in a Paris production of Cabaret, and Velma Kelly in Chicago - in both London and New York.
Lemper has also forged a strong identity as an interpretive singer, recording Illusions
in 1992, devoted to the songs of Marlene Dietrich and Édith Piaf. She has numerous pop albums in various languages, including the lauded Punishing Kiss
, which featured songs written especially for her by Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Philip Glass, and Neil Hannon. Her latest album, Ute Lemper: Between Yesterday and Tomorrow
, featuring her own compositions, was released last year. Lemper last performed in Israel in 2003 at the Red Sea Jazz Festival in Eilat.