Standing ovations at the Vienna State Opera

“Fanatastic!” – “Phenomenal!” – “Wonderful!”

With these accolades the Viennese listeners raved about our sold-out show on Sept. 17 at the Vienna State Opera. They gave us standing ovations even twice! How could we say thank you better than with the song “Wien, Wien, nur du allein” (“Vienna, Vienna, only you”)?

For those who couldn’t attend, watch some snippets broadcasted by the ORF.

Full house at the Heidelberg Spring Festival (Germany)

LA FEMME C’EST MOI at the Heidelberg Spring Festival – 21 March 2019
Photo: © Nico Rademacher/Heidelberg Spring Festival

 

What an evening!

 

The audience in the full municipal hall of Heidelberg was thrilled by LA FEMME C’EST MOI. Also, the reviews in the newspapers report enthusiastically about the show:

 

“Jackson trifft Wagner
Doch es ist Elisabeth Kulman, die bei ‘Neuland Lied’ das Tüpfelchen aufs i setzt. Michael Jackson trifft bei ihr auf Richard Wagner, und es klingt, als könne es nicht anders sein, die Österreicherin gibt die Walküre mit dem Fahrradhelm. ‘La femme c’est moi’ heißt ihr Programm. Es strotz vor charismatisch femininem Feminismus.”

Source: Mannheimer Morgen


 

“In dieser Musikshow verwischt die versierte Wiener Opernsängerin Elisabeth Kulman gekonnt die Grenzen zwischen ernster und populärer Musik und zeigt, dass ihre facettenreiche Stimme nicht nur für klassisches Repertoire bestens geeignet ist. Egal ob Musical, Jazz oder Popmusik, Elisabeth Kulman präsentierte im Rahmen des Heidelberger Frühling in der Stadthalle ihr Solo-Programm “La femme c’est moi” mühelos mit einer breiten Palette musikalischer Stile.”

Source: Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung


 

“Der Jubel des begeisterten Publikums war immens. … Kulman scheute sich zudem nicht auf das Köstlichste ‘Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen’ (Mozart) mit Escamillos ‘Votre toast’ (Bizet) zu persiflieren. Insbesondere steht außer Frage die hohe Qualität, die enorme Fülle der farbenreichen Stimme dieser spektakulären Künstlerin ehrenvoll zu würdigen.”

Source: Online-Merker


 

The next chance to see LA FEMME C’EST MOI live is 9 April at the Spring Festival in Tokyo!

Hey, we’re coming to Germany!

After four fantastic shows in sold-out venues in Austria, we are now happy to announce our LFCM premiere in Germany. We are so looking forward to Munich and can’t wait to see you all there!

It’s all happening on July 12, 2018. Come and join us at the Munich Prinzregententheater. We are looking forward to each and every one of you and are happy to be able to thrill and delight you with our fantastic show!

Thursday, July 12, 2018 – 20 :00
Prinzregententheater – Münchner Opernfestspiele

Tickets are available here: www.staatsoper.de

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We can’t wait to see you there!

 

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Elisabeth Kulman | Idea, Concept, Voice

Elisabeth Kulman (idea, concept, voice) is one of the leading singers and most outstanding personalities in today’s music world. Educated in Vienna and immersed in its culture, her rich timbre and charisma have captivated audiences worldwide. Initially as soprano, later as mezzo and contralto, she has for the last twenty years performed all the available opera roles for her voice-type but has always relished projects outside the classical mainstream. In “La femme c’est moi” she has succeeded in melding such differing genres as classics, music theatre, French chanson, pop and jazz.

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Tscho Theissing | Arrangments

Tscho Theissing (arrangements) is a celebrated arranger, equally at home in transcriptions for symphony orchestra as chamber music, opera or jazz. He has collaborated with a wide range of artists such as Michael Heltau, Georg Breinschmid, Avishai Cohen and the Clarinotts. He spent 25 years as principal second violin of the Vienna Volksoper during which time he also founded the Vienna Theatre Musicians. His passion for jazz and improvisation can be seen is his long commitment to the international Jazz Quartet “pago libre”. “La femme c’est moi” is his third collaboration with Elisabeth Kulman after “Mussorgsky Dis-covered” and ”Hungaro Tune”.

Aliosha Biz | Violin

Aliosha Biz (violin) is widely known for his Klezmer and world music talents. After a classical training in Moscow, he established himself in Vienna in 1989 at the age of nineteen, thereafter making his name as the “Fiddler on the Roof” in Anatevka. His highly individual violin playing and comedic stagecraft have led to partnerships with countless international musicians such as Krzysztof Dobrek (Dobrek Bistro) and Alegre Corrêa as well as theatrical giants like Karl Markovics, Herbert Föttinger and Maria Bill.

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Clara Schwaiger | Viola

Clara Schwaiger (viola) has gathered wide experience in chamber music with artists like Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, Christian Altenburger, Ernst Kovacic, Christoph and Florian Eggner, Reinhard Latzko, Patrick Demenga as well as with several members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. In orchestras such as the Vienna Philharmonic, the orchestra of the Vienna State Opera and the Wiener Symphoniker she is regular guest and thus plays on national and international stages. Since 2015 she shares her knowledge and expertise as a viola teacher to young students at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.

Franz Bartolomey | Cello

Franz Bartolomey (cello) is the legendary principal cello of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Following in the footsteps of both father and grandfather, he played for four and a half decades in this orchestra, steeped in tradition. He is known the world over and has appeared with Daniel Barenboim, Mariss Jansons, Simon Rattle, Rudolf Buchbinder and Thomas Hampson amongst others. A penchant for music and literature projects has led to collaborations with Klaus Maria Brandauer, Peter Simonischek and Cornelius Obonya. In 2012 he received the Ring of Honour from the Vienna State Opera and published a book called “Was zählt, ist der Augenblick. Die Bartolomeys – 120 Jahre an der Wiener Staatsoper” (It’s now that matters. The Bartolomeys – 120 years at the Vienna State Opera).

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Herbert Mayr | Double Bass

Herbert Mayr (double bass) has been principal double bass in the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra since 1989. He has also performed with the Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Bavarian State Symphony in Munich, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment among others. His talents as chamber musician and soloist extend beyond the world of classical music however; he also lends his fundamental support to the Vienna Theatre Musicians in chanson shows by Michael Heltau and Nicole Beutler.