CABARET AT CAFÉ SABARSKY
We are delighted to present the Spring 2022 season line up of Cabaret at Café Sabarsky, an ongoing tradition at Neue Galerie New York. The cabaret series is a union of modern Austrian cuisine with classic European music and performance. The spirit of each evening harkens back to the early 20th century, experienced within the period-inspired Café Sabarsky. The room is exquisitely appointed with Wiener Werkstätte designs, including lighting fixtures by Josef Hoffmann, furniture by Adolf Loos, and a magnificent Bösendorfer grand piano. The program is dedicated to performances that celebrate the modern era in the style of Austrian and German Cabaret, and the genre’s commitment to questioning social mores through humor, storytelling, and wit.
Each evening begins with a prix-fixe dinner at 7 p.m. followed by the cabaret performance at 9 p.m. Price varies by performance.
See below to purchase tickets. If you would like assistance or you are interested in large group reservations and Cabaret gift certificates, please email [email protected] or call 212.628.6200, ext. 485.
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SPRING 2022 CABARET SEASON
WITH VANA GIERIG AND CYRUS BEROUKHIM
The world-renowned Weimar diva inaugurates the return of Cabaret at Café Sabarsky with Berlin Days, Paris Nights. From decadent Weimar Berlin to the City of Light, Lemper’s singing paints a picture of the turbulent, expressionist time between the wars, touching on the great poetic songbook of post-war Paris. She will perform works by Weill, Brecht, Eisler, Hollaender, Schiffer-Brel, Ferré, Bécaud, Sardi and Trenet.
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 7 P.M. (SOLD OUT)
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 7 P.M. (SOLD OUT)
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 7 P.M. (SOLD OUT)
WITH IAN AXNESS
Back at the Neue Galerie by popular demand, Austrian chanteuse Valérie Sajdik returns bearing a bouquet of timeless songs more resonant than ever. With a program spanning the Weimar era through the 1960s, “Austria’s most beautiful voice” will charm cabaret-goers with music from Berlin, Vienna and Paris. Selections from Sajdik’s latest album Funambule — an uncompromising showcase of the artist’s penchant for jazz — will fill the evening with glittering “little gems” (Die Presse) of the genre.
THURSDAY, MAY 12, 7 P.M. (SOLD OUT)
Countertenor sensation John Holiday will make his Café Sabarsky debut with a dazzling program that ranges from German Lieder to popular song, exploring themes of glamor in times of social unrest. His mesmerizing voice has been praised as “a thing of astonishing beauty” (The New Yorker), “arrestingly powerful, secure and dramatically high” (Wall Street Journal), and “timeless” (Washington Post). Among the most wildly popular talents in today’s opera world – and a finalist on The Voice – Holiday will thrill cabaret-goers with his distinct charisma, potent storytelling, and remarkable vocal range.
THURSDAY, MAY 19, 7 P.M. (CANCELLED)
WITH DAN TEPFER
In this touching program Songs of Love and War, Peace and Exile—two-time Grammy nominee Theo Bleckmann breathes delicate life into classic Weimar-era music, including works by Hanns Eisler, Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht and others. Bleckmann delivers these songs with a distinct tenderness, clarity and care. His “inimitable splendor” (San Francisco Classical Voice) heightens these songs’ uncanny political potency today.
THURSDAY, MAY 26, 7 P.M. (SOLD OUT)
KIM DAVID SMITH
WITH TRACY STARK
Australian cabaret performer Kim David Smith has been described as the “David Bowie of cabaret” by Broadway World and the “male Marlene Dietrich” by The New York Times. Smith conjures the doom and decadence of 1920s Berlin in his intimate celebration of Dietrich’s legacy, Mostly Marlene. Queer mega-muses Kylie Minogue, Madonna and Liza Minnelli collide with Marlene’s reimagined repertoire these luxurious rearrangements. His program saunters from Weimar Berlin, to Hollywood, to the battlefields of Europe — before launching into the stratosphere with an impassioned rendition of Dietrich’s immortal “Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuss.”
THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 7 P.M. (SOLD OUT)