Live: Ute Lemper @ the Colonial Theatre, 8/27/10

August 30th, 2010, 12:01 pm by Greg

She owned the stage – slinking and strutting, whirling and waltzing, singing and singing and singing in that sensual, conspiratorial contralto that drew you in close and closer.

There’s nothing like that deliciously decadent Weimar cabaret music, and while popsters from Tom Waits to Nick Cave and beyond have all mined the style in recent years, no one has such a total command of it today as German chanteuse Ute Lemper.

On Friday night, Lemper brought her cabaret show, “The Last Tango in Berlin,” to the intimate yet glamorous Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, and it was masterful, a stunning performance sung in a half-dozen different languages.

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