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The phone call with Marlene Dietrich was a shock

12, Avenue de Montaigne, 75008 Paris, that was your address. Marlene Dietrich lived in her last years in an apartment, completely withdrawn from the world. In 1988, she received a letter, sender Ute Lemper was, they just played in Paris, and the press praised the German singer enthusiastically for her role of Sally Bowles in "Cabaret", she is "La nouvelle Marlene".

"I thought that it was completely exaggerated," said Ute Lemper in an Interview, "I was 24, at the beginning of my career, and Marlene was a myth, a Star." The letter should back the relations back on track. A month later, Marlene Dietrich called. She spoke about life, about your work, about the love Rilke and Love others, even through your Suffering in Germany. For three hours the conversation lasted. And sometimes Marlene Dietrich poured himself a Drink.

A dialogue between two women through time

30 years later, told Ute Lemper, the evening is on the stage of this encounter, "rendezvous with Marlene". It is a tribute to a great artist. And actually, a double Concerto. "Marlene speaks with my voice." But there is also a very own sound. We listen to a Dialog of two women by the times. "Tell me where the flowers are not" about "Just a Gigolo" to "question why I'm leaving": The songs of the Evening, for a whole life of Marlene Dietrich.

So wirds Ute Lempers "A Rendezvous With Marlene blade:". Video: YouTube/utelempermusic

the cabaret star of Weimar Republic, your Lola in the Film "The blue angel" made quite a splash. In Hollywood, she then played the Femme fatale – and during the Second world war, the other Germany. The return to the German concert stage in the sixties it was easy, "Marlene go home", chanted their critics. "I don't know to whom I belong" could be the song. But, of course, Marlene Dietrich, the knew: you belonged to only yourself.

A self-confident woman. A free spirit. One that knows what she wants. Such a woman is Ute Lemper. She emancipated herself from the tinsel of the stage and always went their own ways, from Germany, via Paris and London to New York, where she lives today. Of your you can learn a lot. Because in your projects enrolled all the love to the life, as in "Songs of Eternity". The Upper West Side is also a good address.

In the run-up to the Zurich site has Stefan Busz with Ute Lemper e-mailed

At once, Marlene Dietrich was on the phone.
I was young at the time and very stressed out. The phone call was a shock. And it was already overwhelming to speak with a Hollywood Diva in person. The human aspect has not, however, affect me later, really. It is Marlene Dietrich's was a complicated relationship to Germany, your broken heart, the feeling, to have your home lost. The sadness in your voice has to dig in my memory. She spoke mostly in German but also in French and in English. She complained a lot and mothered me a bit. Above all, they spake many things of the soul.

What things?
In my phone conversation Marlene Dietrich has informed me of many secrets. She quoted Rilke, spoke about their singing style, their pain and their love for the homeland. Also about her daughter, who had just written a terrible book about her mother. And you also talked about men, and Paris.

you played in "Cabaret" in Paris and were a young Star. Has recognized Marlene in them?
you said I should remain a secret, the people not in the privacy. The audience know her as an icon, not really as a human being, and that is a good thing.

In search of flowers: "tell me where the flowers are" of Marlene Dietrich. Video: YouTube/Schlagermusikgirl25

What is the image you yourself have of Marlene Dietrich?
she was an Inspiration for many generations of women. Marlene Dietrich dared to think like a Boss and gain at the same time as a Lady of respect. She was at the same time a Femme fatale and a Manipulator – and that was the time when the women were forced into the role of submission. You led an open marriage and was crazy polygamous. She was simply generations ahead in your life style and your attitude. This woman was simply incredible.

What a woman can learn today from Marlene Dietrich?
Marlene met with men at eye level. Because the man has shown more respect towards her than Vice versa. She was emancipated and challenging, a contemporary modern woman. Your decision to play in times of war for the American troops, was very brave. For them it was a matter of course. They expressed their revulsion at the Nazi and said, you need a lot of brain, to be Anti-Nazi.

What you should not learn from her?
Marlene was a free spirit. You addressed neither by traditions or moral constraints and Judgments. You lived your life to the fullest with a lot of discipline and professionalism. You made the Best of things. On the other hand, she was hedonistic, very self-centered and not a good mother. That her daughter Maria Riva has hated them later, is due to the fact that Marlene has given her just the love given to a child.

"I speak with our two votes. I weld, so to speak, with her."Ute Lemper, singer

you have said, Marlene Dietrich, speaking in "Rendezvous" with your voice. She says sometimes things surprise you?
Oh Yes, it is fantastic to crawl into your skin and so cruel, and to be smugly.I don't imitate, but Marlene. I speak with our two votes. I weld, so to speak, with her. I speak and sing through them with my voice.
"tell me, where are the flowers" was Marlene Dietrich's favorite song. This is also her favorite song in the program?
It is a momentous song , but other songs like "The answer, my friend, white all alone the Wind" and "If I could make a wish" are equally dear to me.

"desire", you said that was your favorite word in German. If you have a longing, for what?
I have a longing for love, my children, music and a good glass of wine. I have a longing for justice and an end to the suffering in the world, especially the children.

you Have still a suitcase in Berlin?
Yes, definitely, but also in Paris. Berlin is a city that has influenced me in the 80s and also my German identity is shaped, on this subject, in complexity, in depth, with pain and Inspiration.

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