long live the central cemetery
Viennese Song Evening
"Poisoning pigeons in the park", "Please shoot your husband" or "Cyanide" - this is Austrian Marko Formanek's musical declaration of love to his beloved hometown Vienna, which he left at the end of the 20th century to end up in Hamburg.
A Viennese Song Eveningwhich is a tribute to the morbidly macabre manner of the real Viennese, with which they also prepare for their last taxi ride - which is usually lying down in a station wagon.
In the event that the self-appointed cultural missionary should get carried away with his Viennese wit, he is assisted by the Hamburg pianist Stephan Sieveking, a virtuoso model of northern German composure.
A North German captain who ensures that no one is deprived of the anticipation of Wiener Schnitzel and Kaiserschmarr'n and that even German-Austrian language barriers are skilfully circumnavigated - on the Danube or the Elbe.
The Viennese Song Evening: the artists
Marko Formanek, Chansonier
For seven years, Viennese-born Marko Formanek played the leading role in Buddy - the Buddy Holly story. He has remained loyal to the Hanseatic city ever since and works here as a musician and actor.
With "Long Live the Central Cemetery" he brings a piece of Viennese Schmäh from the Danube to the Elbe together with his old buddy Stephan Sieveking on the piano.
Stephan Sieveking, piano
Born in Hamburg in 1974, he has been performing and directing well-known musicals throughout Germany for over twenty years and can now look back on over 40 successful musical productions.
His musical palette ranges from My Fair Lady and Dance of the Vampires to Cats, Little Shop of Horrors, Rocky Horror Show and The Lion King. With Rent he celebrated a great success as musical director.
More recently Stephan Sieveking worked as musical director at the Theater Neue Flora (Dirty Dancing, Tarzan) and at the Theater des Westens (Der Schuh des Manitu) in Berlin.