“An all-round entertainer of the highest calibre,” International chanteuse Adrienne Haan is one of Europe’s and America's most electrifying stars and will be featured in a Joseph Barry Production, Voluptuous Weimar-A Tribute to Berlin’s Golden Age. Haan’s performance celebrates the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and the beginning of the Weimar Republic with musical selections that characterize Berlin during the 1920’s and early 30’s as a time of change. The program under the musical direction of pianist Richard Danley includes Spoliansky’s, It’s All a Swindle, Hollaender’s Falling in Love Again, Berlin’s Puttin’ on the Ritz and Porter’s Night and Day. Ms. Haan will perform with the Grammy-award winning 1920’s Big Band, Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks.
Haan captivates as she brings to life a Germany suffering from the aftermath of the First World War, with its Kaiser in exile, and beginning to experiment with a new form of government: the Weimar Republic is born and with it a nation longing for latitude. It’s Germany’s Golden Age, the dance on the volcano between the two World Wars, a time of creativity, art, music and culture, of Brecht and Weill’s Threepenny Opera, the making of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, the discovery of Marlene Dietrich starring as the naughty Lola in Joseph von Sternberg’s Blue Angel. It’s also the time of Josephine Baker and her Charleston music; and the great American swing and jazz that transformed Berlin and other large German cities. Haan re-lives this bodacious period combining all these genres taking you on an enchanting musical voyage through history.
With a diverse repertoire that ranges from chanson to jazz, blues, klezmer and Broadway, Haan has a passion for the music of the 1920s and 30s. Highlights of Haan’s 2018 season include appearances at the Théâtre National du Luxembourg, Senftöpfchen Cologne, Beethovenfest in Bonn, the Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen Festival, performances of her Cabaret Français in Warsaw, and Tehorah in Łódź, Poland, and a return to Asuncion, Paraguay. Her latest CD Berlin, Mon Amour, hailed as “engaging and unique,“ is a tribute to 1920s and early 30s Germany.