Designer Mugler works on new Ratzke show
Who's gonna be the visual director and will design the costumes for Ratzke's new show Homme Fatale? No one less then legendary french designer Manfred Thierry Mugler. After designing for Beyonce, Gaga and Bowie (to name a few) Mugler is taking his visionary take on Ratzke.
This is gonna be groundbreaking, breathtaking and just amazing!
Premiere of Homme Fatale will be on october 16th at TIPI in Berlin and after that on world tour
(see all dates at TOUR)
Ratzke nominated for biggest Australian Theatre Award
Ratzke is nominated for his show Starman for the Australian The Helpmann Award. This award is comparable to the Tony Award and has been won by artist like Cate Blanchett, Joan Sutherland, Dame Edna, Kylie MInoque. The ceremony will be live broadcasted on June 24th on national Australian Tv.
Ratzke get his own TV show in Germany
Ratzke gets his own TV show on national German Television. Under the title RATZKES RENDEZVOUS he will host a variety show with music and talk and famous starguests. The first episodes will be live recorded in the spiegeltent Bar Jeder Vernunft in Berlin on June 20. Audience is more then welcome.
Fot tickats click here
Ratzke & Grammy winning Metropole Orkest
VIVA LA DIVA!
Ratzke is gonna do a show with the great Metropole Orkest (multi grammy award winning amazing orchestra who accompanied the greatest singers on this planet like Shirley Bassey, Chaka Khan and many more)
Ratzke will be joined by the mesmerizing Star Soprano Tania Kross. And where? At the big room of the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam.
23 July Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Viva La Diva
Ticket sale started today!
Ratzke's new show: HOMME FATALE
Ratzke is already working on his new show called Home Fatale. The premiere will be on October 17 in Berlin. We will soon reveal more about the show, but for now we can already show you one of the beautiful images shot by dutch star photographer Erwin Olaf.
Last Shows of Starman
Ratzke is already working on his new show. The very first short previews will be on Festivals in August. But before that Ratzke will be on Tour with Starman. These are the very last shows!
Ratzke will do shows in New York 3-6
22 Tipi Berlin
7-9 Wonderground/Soutbank, London
Brisbane and New Zealand tour!
Ratzke on Tour
The new started great for Ratzke & Band with a complete sold out show at the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
Now the boys are off to continue there tour of the smash hit show Starman. The next couple of months the will tour in Germany, The Netherlands and Australia.
Meanwhile Ratzke is working on a new show (Premiere in October in Berlin) a new album and his own TV show for German national Television. We keep you posted!
This Christmas Ratzke & Band stay home in Holland and tour the biggest stages of the country with a special Christmas show. In every town the invite am amazing star from the Dutch music scene
Fay Lovsky, Claron McFadden, Eric Vloeimans, Lavinia Meijer, Freek de Jonge, Mathilde Santing
Here are the Dates:
9 dec: Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
10 dec: Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
16 dec: De Nieuwe Regentes Den Haag
18 dec: Schouwburg Arnhem
21 dec: Schouwburg Nijmegen
23 dec: Parktheater Eindhoven
24 dec: DeLaMar Theater Amsterdam
Ratzke as Hedwig
Ratzke in his 'career defining role' as Hedwig in the cult rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch is back in Berlin and Hamburg
Ratzke just did a run in Berlin in october: sold out shows and standing ovations. Now back for two weeks in Hamburg and Berlin. Don't mis sthis performance.
8-13 november: Schmidts Tivoli Hamburg
15-20 November: BKA Theater Berlin
Starman is the 'most talked about show' at Edinburgh Fringe
Starman was a big hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival! "The most talked about show of the Fringe this year' as The Times wrote. Most of the shows where sold out and Starman got rave reviews.
Here some of the great Quotes:
Ratzke turns on a dime from glam spectacle to kooky charm, savvy teasing to captivating soulfulness. And his tall tales suggest fever dreams of Genet, Warhol and vintage Hollywood. It’s a trip
The Scotsman *****
Ratzke is unique. A story teller, a singer, and an charismatic frontman backed by a superb band - he’s all of these, and much more.
Above all there's Ratzke himself, a larger then life Supernova, who's energy is endless and interpretation are haunting
Daily Mail ****
This Starman will blow your mind, a very entertaining night out
A beautiful tribute to David Bowie, Starman is creative, witty, and fabulously talented – a truly unique experience.
I can't give this show anymore praise - You. Have. To. See. This. Show!
Arts Award Voice Magzine *****
Taking on the songs is where Ratzke shines, his voice is amazing and in a certain light there's almost a look of Bowie about him too. From an androgynous 'Rebel Rebel' to a raunched-up 'Time', he's got the Bowie sound locked down and the audience in his palm.
The List ***
This show blows 'stardust' in your eyes!
Ratzke sings the songs with considerable style and authority. With “We could be heroes,” Ratzke delivers a splendidly epic finale
The Herald ****
Bravo! This is a must see show! Ratzke is a 5 star guy!
Mumble Music *****
Surreal, funny and musically sublime, Starman introduces cabaret to rock and lets rip utterly gloriously.
The Stage ****
Rave Reviews for Starman in Australien
The Australian Tour of Starman was a huge success: sold out shows, standing ovations and rave reviews. Read here some of the quotes :
The Advertiser Australia *****
This Dutch-German cabaret artist transcends all conventional preconceptions of a David Bowie tribute show to prove himself as a masterful interpreter of both the late rock chameleon’s catalogue and his shapeshifting charisma.
Aussie Theatre *****
Sven Ratzke’s Starman – a sold-out success at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival – is a powder keg of energy and enthusiasm, primed to explode! The show heroes the music of the late, great David Bowie, but it is so, so much more than a tribute show.
Global Media Post Australia
Starman is a brave and exhilarating adventure into the rock musical genre!
In Daily Australia *****
Hilarious, tender and provocative! Starman delivers an original, Bowie-inspired Cabaret-adventure and a deliciously good time at the theatre
The Upside News
Starman is a celebration filled with joy and tinged with sadness, and was presented to us by a performer who loves his subject and muse, but who also clearly loves this city.
Limelight Magazine *****
Svensational journey of the imagination to a Bowie soundtrack. Cabaret at its finest!
The Clothesline Australia *****
Sven Ratzke takes the audience on a glam-packed ride through space, place and sound. At the same time, Ratzke is a magnificent showman – with the sequins and shoulder pads to match – and channels the characters and eccentricities of those Bowie years with all the delight and sensitivity of a true Bowie believer
The West Australian *****
Starman isn’t a tribute show, but it is a loving tribute to one of this universe’s most amazing artists as well as a weird, wild and hilarious journey with Sven Ratzke, who will no doubt take Fringe World by storm when (hopefully) he falls back to Perth next year
This saturday I witnessed one of the best shows I have ever seen. Sven Ratzke, a Dutch Wunderkind, is a cabaret artist of the highest calibre
Ratzke around the Globe
Ratzke will tour around the Globe the next few months.
In may he will bring Starman to famous Joe's Pub (public Theatre) in New York City.
In June and July Ratzke and his Band will tour with Starman for three full weeks in Australia. Several shows in Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Melbourne and many more. Some shows are already sold out!
In July Ratzke will also perform 5 days at the Spiegeltent of the Just for Laughs Festival in London.
In August Starman will be shown one month primetime at the large Spiegeltent of Assembly of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
In September Ratzke returns with his show to Berlin and New York's Lincoln Center.
Starman around the Globe
Ratzke and his Band will bring there beautiful show STARMAN this year around the globe. From Amsterdam to Berlin, from Vienna to Zürich, From Sydney to Melbourne, from Edinburgh to New York City.
The New York shows at Joe's Pub are already in sale. Shows are on may 23, 24, and 26. You can get your tickets here
watch here Ratzke's version of Heroes
Standing Ovations for Starman
The new Show of Ratzke & Band had his Premiere in Berlin and Holland. It got Standing Ovations and amazing Reviews
See here also the short item of the Premiere by the Dutch TV
Starman: Tour starts and Cd out
Ratzke & Band are ready for the new tour: Starman, a show with the music of David Bowie.
The World Premiere will be on october 13th in Berlin. In 2016 the show will be shown in New York (for 2,5 weeks) and Australia.
The beautiful Cd is ready to order also in October via all online shops and via this website.
Ratzke at the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Ratzke and his marvelous band will give a very special concert at the famous Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. A special evening with the most beautiful songs from his show Diva Diva's and many more musical surprises
The concert is almost sold out, last tickets can be order via this link
London and New York
Ratzke's new Show
Ratzke's new show is in the making! Title: STARMAN. Music: David Bowie. The tour will start in October and he will tour around the globe with it. The premiere is on 13th of October at TIPI in Berlin.
But for the meantime Ratzke will give us joy with his other shows: Diva Diva's. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (only in Berlin en Vienna) and Groschenblues
Ratzke with Diva's around the Globe
Ratzke and his fantastic Pianist Charly Zastrau are touring this Autumn/Winter further around the globe with there succes show Diva Diva's. After show in Amsterdam and Hamburg the tour continues to New York with shows at Neue Gallery and legendary Joe's Pub. Then the two are joined by there other bandmembers to give a show in de beautiful 700 seater all art deco theater 'Renaissance Theater' in Berlin.
Gigs in Switzerland, Germany and The Netherlands are following in December.
For all all dates check under Tour
New CD: Diva Diva's
On October 3th the new album Diva Diva's will be released. Ratzke sings songs from his successful show on this beautiful EP, under the guidance of his band. From Eartha Kitt to Bassey, Marlene to Knef, all done in Ratze's unique style.
The Advertiser Australia wrote about Diva Diva's:
"How does one describe Dutch/German cabaret entertainer and European sensation Sven Ratzke? Unique, bizarre, ultra-extravagant in style and flavour, supremely talented and bitingly hilarious"
Available through the shop on this website or through online stores and iTunes.
See the clips here:
Hedwig returns to Berlin
Hedwig and the Angry Inch back in Berlin!
Ratzke returns in his staring role in the cult production of Hedwig in Berlin. Also is Hedwig the opener of the Teddy Awards of the Berlin Filmfestival (live on German/French Tv Arte)
ratzke and Nina Hagen in Berlin
On 31th of December Ratzke is the star guest of Nina Hagen New years show at the famous Brecht Theater Berliner Ensemble in Berlin, Both shows on this evening are already sold out. Happy New Year!