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The Story about the legendary sextet
THE COMEDIAN HARMONISTS
Songs like "Mein kleiner grüner Kaktus", "Veronika der Lenz ist da" oder "Ich küsse Ihre Hand Madame" - the classics of the Comedian Harmonists are still unforgotten and still in the ears of many spectators. No wonder that Gottfried Greifenhagen's enthralling production about the history of the revolutionary sextet is one of the most performed stage plays at German theaters.
About 80 years ago, far ahead of the Voxx Club and other boygroups, six cheeky Berliners - The Comedian Harmonists - revolutionized German songs with witty a capella songs.
In addition to the catchy classics, the entertaining story above all conveys the very special atmosphere of the "roaring twenties" and early thirtees. So the viewer experiences the magical rise of the six musicians as if into a frenzy. For an unforgettable evening, the legendary musicians come alive again.
Harry Frommermann was founder of the Esemble and casted the first German boy band. With Ari Leschnikoff (1st tenor), Erich A. Collin (2nd tenor), Roman Cycowski (baritone), Robert Biberti (bass) and Erwin Bootz (pianist) the most successful sextet of all time was completed.
The music oft he Comedian Harmonists became timeless – like one ca see on individualists like Max Raabe, who takes a great example of them. If Max Raabe and his Palast Orchestra are already too far removed from the original, then this live concert by the "Comedian Harmonists" is exactly what you are looking for.
The Comedian Harmonists Story is authentic with a lot of humor, all hits and international successes under the skin. Here, the six excellent performers of the Cologne Chamber Opera bring a legend to the stage.
In the economic crisis of the 30s, the young men experienced about 25 huge successes. Even nowadays, the Comedian Harmonists songs are among the classics of German music. When the group of six found each other, things went uphill - shooting stars they would probably be called today. The case came in a dark time, the National Socialists took power - the rest is history. Nevertheless they managed to become true legends of their time.
Franz Wittenbrinks fresh arrangement of the well-known melodies invites you to smile, to hum and to dream. The partly fictitious plot supports this magical atmosphere and takes the viewer into a world full of expressive voices and ingenious comedy.
Get ready for an unforgettable theater evening!