New Album is out now !
Live in Berlin Ratzke & Band released their new album LIVE IN BERLIN. Live recorded at the legendary Bar Jeder Vernunft in Berlin during their Spring tour. With songs...
Ratzke on tour with Holland Baroque this winter
From november till the end of December Sven Ratzke will give 17 special Concerts with the Holland Baroque Orchestra under the title “Love is Crazy”. Songs by modern songwriters combined...
Ratzke wins Musical Award
At the Musical Award Gala in Rotterdam, Ratzke won a Musical Award for Best Lead Actor for The Rocky Horror Show. The Gala was broadcasted live on Dutch Television and...
Ratzke & Band on tour with ‘20th Century Songs’
In March Ratzke & Band will be on tour with their brand new show ‘20th Century Songs’. A show with Ratzke’s favourites from artist like Nina Simone, Grace Jones, Nick...
Amazing reviews for THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW.
After it’s successful run at Internationaal Theater Amsterdam the show got all these wonderfull 4-5 star reviews. Ratzke stars in the lead as Dr Frank ’n Furter and got enormous...
Ratzke TV night on German national Television
On august 7 German television SR/SWR will broadcast three Ratzke shows in a row: The new special SONGS IN A CABARET and two episode of his Talk/Music show RATZKE’S RENDEZVOUS....
ROCKY HORROR SHOW two weeks in Amsterdam
The cult rock show starring Sven Ratzke as Dr Frank’n Furtner wil be performing from July 27-August 8 at ITA (International Theater Amsterdam, Stadsschouwburg). Ticket sale started now and limited...
Ratzke returns with TV specials
During the lockdown Sven Ratzke produced two TV specials for national Dutch Televison. One was around his show WHERE ARE WE NOW (still available online on NPOStart) and the second...
“Hedwig takes Berlin by storm!”
Hedwig returned to Berlin and took the city by Storm. Audiences and the press love the show. Hedwig will return every month for one weekend to the gorgeous Renaissance Theater...
Ratzke reprises Hedwig and the Angy Inch in Berlin
After the announcement that the Rocky Horror Show wil be postpone its tour to next season we can share the exciting news that Ratzke will star again as Hedwig in...
Ratzke back this summer on tour
Ratzke will be back on tour this summer! After canceling all gigs due Covid19 Ratzke didn’t sit still and created some exciting plans for this summer. In Juli and August...
Albums Ratzke Available for order again
For these hard and strange times we decided to make it possible to order our albums again.It’s a great way to support us and and to enjoy our music again....
About Sven Ratzke
Over a career spanning more than two decades Sven Ratzke has become that rare thing: a cabaret superstar. The Dutch/German singer, entertainer and actor was hailed by the British newspaper The Herald as a ‘Cabaret Supernova’ and by Time Out Magazine New York ‘As one the best cabaret performers of his generation’.
He has appeared at many prestigious venues around the world including Lincoln Center NYC, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Bertolt Brecht’s Berliner Ensemble, Mexico City Opera House, Stadsaal Wien, Paradiso Amsterdam, Town Hall Auckland and Arts Center Melbourne. Ratzke’s shows Starman, Homme Fatale and Where are we now all toured internationally to critical acclaim. His show Starman, which featured the music of David Bowie, was a smash hit at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival (winner Best Festival Show), toured around the globe and was nominated for the Australian The Helpmann Award. Ratzke starred since 2013 as Hedwig in the Berlin 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!”
His other European Musical credits are the MC in Cabaret and Dr Frank’n Furter in The Rocky Horror Show and Ratzke is yet set to play Marlene Dietrich in a upcoming Berlin production of Marlene at the Renaissance Theater Berlin. Ratzke has worked with numerous legendary performers including Nina Hagen, Rufus Wainwright, Fassbinder muse Hanna Schygulla, Grammy-nominated opera singer Claron McFadden, cult band The Tiger Lillies, NYC icons Justin Vivian Bond and Joey Arias and fashion designer like Thierry Mugler, Jan Jansen and Viktor & Rolf. He collaborated also with several Orchestra’s like Grammy Winning The Metropole Orchestra, The German WDR Funkhaus Orchester, Asko Schönberg Ensemble and the Holland Baroque Orchestra. Since 2017 Ratzke expended also his artistic horizon into Television, creating his own talk/ music show for German national Television (ARD) called „Ratzke’s Rendezvous“ and made several Music specials for National German and Dutch Television.
“One of the best cabaret performers of his generation”
Time Out, NYC ☆☆☆☆☆
“Cabaret at it’s finest!“
Limelight Magazine, Australia ☆☆☆☆☆
“Exceptional reinterpretations of the Bowie classics”
The Times, London ☆☆☆☆☆
“Ratzke is a vessel for Bowie’s spirit: He unearths emotional depths in this captivating eveningThat Ratzke succeeds is a testament to his skill and artistry as both a writer and performer”
The Theatre Times, NYC ☆☆☆☆☆
“This show is one of the greatest cabaret values in New York City”
Broadway World, NYC ☆☆☆☆☆
“Ratzke is an entertainer and singer with a huge gift, who puts his audiences under a spell. This evening is a perfect dream!”
Die Welt ☆☆☆☆☆
“Ratzke is Surreal, funny and musically sublime”
The Stage, London ☆☆☆☆☆
“A Gesamtkunstwerk! Unexpected and authentic every second.”
Berliner Zeitung ☆☆☆☆☆
“Ratzke reaffirms his status as a phenomenal, versatile singer, conférencier and allround artist. An universal artwork, which was celebrated in Berlin with standing ovations.”
Berliner Morgenpost ☆☆☆☆☆
“Irresistible. Restrained, expressive, superior mastery of Bowie’s music.”
NRC Handelsblad ☆☆☆☆☆
“A dream! Go see this show!”
Berliner Morgenpost ☆☆☆☆☆
“Compelling, surrealistic, extraordinary!”
The West Australian ☆☆☆☆☆
“In the end Ratzke gets them all. He’s simply a ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’
Hamburger Morgenpost ☆☆☆☆☆“
The shark has feathers: Ratzke is the homme fatale, the glamour animal on stage”
Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin ☆☆☆☆☆
“Sven Ratzke, a Dutch Wunderkind, is a cabaret artist of the highest calibre
The Examiner, Australia ☆☆☆☆☆
“Ratzke is a man of the world. Wow, what a entertainer !
De Volkskrant, Amsterdam ☆☆☆☆☆
“If David Bowie and Eddie Izzard would have a love child, it would be Sven Ratzke
Het Parool, Amsterdam ☆☆☆☆☆
“Ratzke on stage has outrageous flair, unbelievable style and frightening control
The Advertiser, Australia ☆☆☆☆☆“
Moving and mindblowing
The Herald, New Zealand ☆☆☆☆☆
“Exhilarating reinterpretation. Powerful and emotionally. Superb performer Ratzke offers a thrilling theatrical performance piece!”
Theatre Scene, NYC ☆☆☆☆☆