Bio

  • Entertainer extra-ordinair and singer Sven Ratzke spends 48 weeks of the year touring all the biggest theaters, cabaret venues and festivals all over the world. From sold out shows at Lincoln Center in New York to the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam to the famous Berliner Ensemble in Berlin.

    Ratzke's style and talent are unique. He combines high culture with elements of cabaret and vaudeville. He can be a real crooner, but also a cool rocker and has a touch of Berlin golden twenties in his blood. Ratzke transforms legendary material from Brecht/Weill or even Pop Legend David Bowie as if u never heard it before. He works closely together with his brilliant pianist and arranger Charly zastrau and many great guest musicians like Eric Vloeimans, Lavinia Meijer and Fay Lovsky.

    On stage he worked already with legends like Nina Hagen, the muse of Fassbinder: Hanna Schygulla, The Tiger Lillies and orchestras like the Asko Schönberg Ensemble. He made shows with soprano Claron McFadden and Holland's darling Ellen ten Damme.

    Recently he took the title role in the first-ever Berlin production of "Hedwig en de Angry Inch", a role for which he received critical praise. Ratzke created his own Late Night show around Europe, he won many awards, writes for newspapers and theatre, released several cd's and is working on his own musical.

    Ratzke is a multi talent that the world will embrace.

    Ratzke will present his new record and show title STARMAN as a new hommage to the music of Bowie. It contains excitingly new arrangments and also some new songs that he wrote himself. The theatreshow will tour worldwide, with his première in Berlin on 13 October 2015.