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Semper Bar

Anna Overbeck »Ich singe für die Verrückten«

»Haus Music«

»Killer Instincts«

»Das Junge Ensemble stellt sich vor«

Bernd Hartwig & FriendsSarah Maria Sun & Band

 

Feb
2022

Jul
2022

Info
  • Starting Time: 8.30 pm
  • No intermission

  • Venue: Semper Zwei

  • For performances of the »Semper Bar« series, the box office in Semper Zwei opens 1 hour before the scheduled performance.

  • The advance booking will be announced later
    Info
    • Starting Time: 8.30 pm
    • No intermission

    • Venue: Semper Zwei

    • For performances of the »Semper Bar« series, the box office in Semper Zwei opens 1 hour before the scheduled performance.

    • The advance booking will be announced later
      Info
      • Starting Time: 8.30 pm
      • No intermission

      • Venue: Semper Zwei

      • For performances of the »Semper Bar« series, the box office in Semper Zwei opens 1 hour before the scheduled performance.

      • The advance booking will be announced later
        Info
        • Starting Time: 8.30 pm
        • No intermission

        • Venue: Semper Zwei

        • For performances of the »Semper Bar« series, the box office in Semper Zwei opens 1 hour before the scheduled performance.

        • The advance booking will be announced later

          Three times this season, the stage of Semper Zwei will be transformed into a bar full of unexpected musical possibilities. Guests will not only see familiar faces from the opera stage transformed into true entertainers, but also the Semperoper’s head graphic artist, Bernd A. Hartwig, displaying his vocal skills in jazz standards and soulful ballads, ably supported by one of Germany’s best-known and most versatile pianists, Gunter Papperitz. The soprano and acclaimed interpreter of new music, Sarah Maria Sun, will also be accompanied by a keyboard whiz, namely Jan Philip Schulze. Together they will perform songs by Kurt Weill, Leonard Bernstein, Tom Waits and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, among others, all taken from her latest album »Killer Instincts«. And finally, the newly assembled members of the Semperoper Junges Ensemble will once again introduce themselves with an evening of favourite songs. The Semper Bar is an experimental space that always has a musical surprise in store for its loyal audience and curious newcomers, all of whom can enjoy freshly made cocktails in this fantastic lounge-bar atmosphere.

          Endlich wieder Spielzeit, endlich wieder Semper Bar! Im Dezember und pünktlich zur kalten Jahreszeit eröffnen Bernd A. Hartwig am Mikrofon und Gunter Papperitz am Flügel die beliebte Bar-Reihe (mit echter Cocktail Bar) in Semper Zwei und versetzen Location und Publikum einem Jazz- und Soulabend der Extraklasse in Schwingung. Was einst als eine Reihe von Wohnzimmerkonzerten in einer Kölner WG begann, wurde für Hartwig in unterschiedlichen Formationen zur Passion und aus Gunter Papperitz einer der bekanntesten Pianisten, Keyboarder und Arrangeure der deutschen Pop-Musikszene. Mit samtweicher Stimme und in Symbiose mit den Klängen des Klaviers interpretiert Bernd A. Hartwig Jazzstandards und gefühlvolle Balladen in loungiger Bar-Atmosphäre.

          In Liedern und Songs von Kurt Weill über Leonard Bernstein bis Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Tom Waits und Joe Walsh, mit einem grüblerischen Schluss dank Franz Schuberts Melodram »Abschied von der Erde«, lassen Sarah Maria Sun und »The Gurks« (Jan Philip Schulze/Klavier und Orgel, Hubert Steiner/Gitarren, Banjo, Bernd Oezsevim/Drums und Paul Kleber/Bass) Manipulatoren und Egomanen zu Wort kommen, deren Typus uns auch heute wieder auf Schritt und Tritt begegnet. Ein Riesenspaß: Während die Sopranistin ihre frappierenden vokalen Mittel sonst sehr kontrolliert einzusetzen pflegt, darf sie im mimischen Dienst selbstverliebter Fieslinge nach Herzenslust röhren und trillieren. Dazu führt sie mit düster-bissigen Texten von Jim Clayburgh (bekannt als Gründer der Wooster Group) durch das Programm.

          Three times this season, the stage of Semper Zwei will be transformed into a bar full of unexpected musical possibilities. Guests will not only see familiar faces from the opera stage transformed into true entertainers, but also the Semperoper’s head graphic artist, Bernd A. Hartwig, displaying his vocal skills in jazz standards and soulful ballads, ably supported by one of Germany’s best-known and most versatile pianists, Gunter Papperitz. The soprano and acclaimed interpreter of new music, Sarah Maria Sun, will also be accompanied by a keyboard whiz, namely Jan Philip Schulze. Together they will perform songs by Kurt Weill, Leonard Bernstein, Tom Waits and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, among others, all taken from her latest album »Killer Instincts«. And finally, the newly assembled members of the Semperoper Junges Ensemble will once again introduce themselves with an evening of favourite songs. The Semper Bar is an experimental space that always has a musical surprise in store for its loyal audience and curious newcomers, all of whom can enjoy freshly made cocktails in this fantastic lounge-bar atmosphere.

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