Stage Door: Ute Lemper Sings Love Songs of Pablo Neruda

September 4, 2014 10:19 PM

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Stage Door: Ute Lemper Sings Love Songs of Pablo Neruda

The heat on stage is courtesy of world-famous chanteuse extraordinaire Ute Lemper, who sings the love poems of Pablo Neruda. The place is New York's elegant 54 Below and through Sept. 6, Lemper, renown for doing the Kurt Weill songbook, is paying homage to the great Chilean poet, politician and winner of the 1971 Nobel Prize for Literature.

It may sound like an unusual topic for cabaret, but the actress, who devised the concept, melodies and vocal compositions, scores another musical triumph. Her jazzy rendition of Neruda's love poems is hypnotic, delivered in Spanish, French and English. (She's aided by six talented musicians, but Jes...

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