by Ulrich Heissig and Tim Fischer
30 years after his inspiring program "Zarah ohne Kleid", the gifted singer and actor Tim Fischer has once again approached the UFA icon Zarah Leander and this time completely transformed himself visually into the acclaimed and controversial Swedish singer and actress, whose death anniversary was 40 years ago in June 2021.
"Ich bin die Leander - Zarah auf Probe" is the title of the evening, for which Tim Fischer himself and cabaret artist and author Ulrich Heissig have written the book, which presents Leander's great hits such as "Kann denn Liebe Sünde sein?", "Ich steh im Regen" and "Ich weiß, es wird einmal ein Wunder geschehn" as well as many songs that are almost forgotten today.
The story is set in a fictitious rehearsal in Hamburg in 1948, in preparation for her comeback tour after a five-year enforced break, during which she was not allowed to perform in her native Sweden because of her career in the Third Reich. Together with four musicians, she works her way through her repertoire, tries out possible conférences and talks about her successes and failures. She does not conceal her encounters with Nazi greats such as Joseph Goebbels and Adolf Hitler.
The focus is, of course, on the legendary diva's songs, which, with their unique blend of longing and sharp wit, are interpreted by no one as congenially as by Tim Fischer.This content has been machine translated.