Two German divas stray way out of their language zone

The first is Brigitte Fassbender, magnificently versatile, attempting Sondheim auf Deutsch.

Wo sind die Clowns, indeed? 

And who’s this? It’s the mighty Marlene Dietrich singing … in Hebrew. ‘It’s a song I bwought back fwom Iswayl.’

Still, you can’t fault either of them for enterprise.

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  • Interesting to hear Send In the Clowns in German. Definitely the most‚Ķer‚Ķprecisely rhythmic version of the song I‚Äôve heard, but what a beautiful voice. Stunning. Fassbaender is the Intendant of the Innsbruck State Opera ‚Äď a city of 117,000 with a fulltime opera house. In terms of performances per year little Innsbruck is 28th, while the vastly larger Chicago is 66th, and San Francisco 81st.

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