Ratzke and Claron McFadden return with Groschenblues
Ratzke & Band will be reunited this year with star soprano Claron Mcfadden and multi instrumentalist Fay Lovsky in Groschenblues. For 4 exclusive shows they return in may with their...
Starman at Christmas Amsterdam. The very last shows!
For all of you who dind’t see it or want to see it again: STARMAN, with the music of David Bowie comes to Amsterdam for the very last time. On...
Ratzke & Band on tour with It’s Wunderbar
Ratzke celebrates 19 years on stage in 19 theatres in the Netherlands this winter. He and his band are bringing some of the most favourites songs and stories from almost...
Homme Fatale out on Vinyl
The album Homme Fatale is out now on vinyl. In stores and online and off course for sale after the Ratzke concerts. The record got several 5star reviews and it...
Homme Fatale at biggest theatre Festival of the world
Ratzke & Band are killing it at the biggest theatre festival of the world: the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh. After the boys landed a smash hit in 2016 with Starman...
Ratzke’s Australian tour is big succes
Ratzke & Band are on tour in Australia. After sold out shows at the Arts Center in Melbourne, Perth and Cold Coast they had an amazing time at the international Adelaide Cabaret...
Star Designer Thierry Mugler works on new Ratzke show
Incredible exciting news: legendary French star designer Thierry Mugler is gonna be the visual director and will design the costumes for the new Ratzke show Homme Fatale. After designing for...
Ratzke’s newest shows: HOMME FATALE
Ratzke is already working on his new show called Homme Fatale. The premiere will be on October 17 in Berlin at the famous Tipi am Kanzelamt. A show about all that...
Glorious Tripple Premiere of Homme Fatale
Ratzke’s new show Homme Fatale had three premieres in october in three world cities: Berlijn, New York and Amsterdam. A rollercoaster for Ratzke & his band that was rewarded with...
Ratzke & Grammy winning Metropole Orkest
VIVA LA DIVA! Ratzke is gonna do a show with the great Metropole Orkest (multi grammy award winning amazing orchestra who accompanied the greatest singers on this planet like Shirley...
Ratzke nominated for biggest Australian Theatre Award
Ratzke is nominated for his show Starman for the Australian The Helpmann Award. This award is comparable to the Tony Award and has been won by artist like Cate Blanchett,...
About Sven Ratzke
Over a career spanning more than two decades Sven Ratzke has become that rare thing: a cabaret superstar. He has appeared at many prestigious venues around the world including Concertgebouw (Amsterdam’s Carnegie Hall); Bertolt Brecht’s legendary Berliner Ensemble in Berlin; the Sydney Operahouse; and Lincoln Center in New York City.
His most recent show, Homme Fatale, toured international and received high critical acclaim. With mostly new originally songs and costumes designed by legendary Thierry Mugler it was a new step in Ratzke incredible versatile career.
His show Starman, featured the music of David Bowie was a smash hit at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival (and winner best festival show 2016) and toured around the globe among Australia where it was nominated for the Helpmann Award (the Aussie equivalent of a Tony Award). As an actor, Ratzke starred as Hedwig in the Dutch/German production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and was hailed by the show’s creator, John Cameron Mitchell, as “the best Hedwig I’ve ever seen!”
Ratzke has worked with many legendary performers and orchestra’s including Nina Hagen, Fassbinder muse Hanna Schygulla, Grammy-nominated opera singer Claron McFadden, dutch singer Ellen ten Damme, London based cultband The Tiger Lillies, The Metropole Orkest, Asko Schöneberg Ensemble and NYC icons Justin Vivian Bond and Joey Arias.
Ratzke expended also his artistic horizon into Television, creating his own talk/ music show for German national Television (ARD) called „Ratzke’s Rendezvous“.
***** Tagesspiegel, Berlin
“The shark has feathers: Ratzke is the homme fatale, the glamour animal on stage”
***** The Stage London
“Ratzke is Surreal, funny and musically sublime”
***** Timeout New York
“Ratzke is the Polyglot of Cabaret, the most exciting star of his generation.”
***** The Daily Mail
“Above all there’s Ratzke himself, a larger then life Supernova, who’s energy is endless and interpretation are haunting“
***** Limelight Magazine
“Cabaret at it’s finest!“
***** Die Welt
“A powder keg of energy and enthusiasm, primed to explode!“
***** The Examiner
“Sven Ratzke, a Dutch Wunderkind, is a cabaret artist of the highest calibre”
***** de Volkskrant
“Ratzke is a man of the world. Wow, what a entertainer ! ”
**** NRC Handelsblad
„Ratzke is an irresistible stage performer!“
***** Het Parool
“If David Bowie and Eddie Izzard would have a love child, it would be Sven Ratzke“
***** Berliner Zeitung
“The wonder boy of Entertainment“
***** Hamburger Morgenpost
“In the end Ratzke gets them all. He’s simply a ‘Gesamtkunstwerk‘“