Monday May 25, 2020

Don't Quote Me

Ute Lemper, German chanteuse, on music, getting older and the internet.

3rd February, 2013
Ute Lemper, German chanteuse: 'I give everything on stage'.

My mother was an opera singer, so I understood the importance of voice training, but a career in opera wasn't my thing. Initially, I studied dance and drama but at 16, I joined a punk band in my home region of Münster in Germany. Punk died out soon enough, but the rebellious streak in me never has.

Discovering the post-Weimar scene in Berlin introduced me to the world of Weill and Brecht which eventually...

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