Sven Ratzke & Band
The supernova of international cabaret Sven Ratzke, returns to the stage in a spectacular embodiment of all that is fatal, peculiar and enigmatic in a man’s world.
From his unique vantage point as one of the world’s few male cabaret superstars, Ratzke reflects and refracts his own life on the stage through the voices of legendary homme fatales including Lou Reed, David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Joy Division. In addition to covers by these artists, “Homme Fatale” features original songs written specifically for the show by NYC-based multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter/composer Rachelle Garniez (Taylor Mac’s “The Lily’s Revenge,” The Citizen’s Band); Belgian underground pop star Dez Mona; Irish folk star Lisa Hanning; and a brand new song by Rufus Wainwright.
A master storyteller with a delightful, absurdist sense of humour, Ratzke blends dreams and reality, fiction and fact into a cinematic narrative that takes his audience on a spellbinding trip through a mystical night around the world.
★★★★★ The Stage London
“Ratzke is Surreal, funny and musically sublime”
★★★★★ Time Out New York
“Ratzke is the Polyglot of Cabaret, the most exciting star of his generation.”
Band and music: Christian Pabst (grand piano and keys), Florian Friedrich (bas) and Haye Jellema (drums and computer) Directed by: Dirk Groeneveld