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2008 Event Media Release - Caroline Nin: Marlene

Issued on Tuesday, 13 May 2008

The Studio at Sydney Opera House presents
Caroline Nin: Marlene
Co-written and directed by Christopher Green

25 June – 4 July, The Studio

Presented in association with the Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Following on from her extended sold-out Sydney show, Hymne a Piaf, French songbird Caroline Nin returns to The Studio to tell the story of her idol in song.

Cabaret’s leading light is back with the impassioned and true stories of Marlene Dietrich in Nazi-occupied Paris during World War II. From the 30’s to the 50’s, Marlene Dietrich was the ultimate symbol of “femme glamour” meets “femme fatale”.

The extraordinary Caroline Nin uses song, spoken word and video to capture both sides of the Dietrich persona, set against the backdrop of her anti-Nazi campaign during World War II.

Her songs became the soundtrack to a world in turmoil, establishing new standards like Lilli Marlene, Where Have All The Flowers Gone and Just A Gigolo on both sides of the front line.

Supported by pianist Christopher Culpo and Rosie Westbrook on double bass, Nin draws on Dietrich’s life and music to paint a warm, three-dimensional portrait of a passionate and witty woman who became both icon and hero.

Born in Paris, Nin is often referred to as the Dietrich of the 21st century, for her sultry and breathlessly devastating performances. Her singing and theatrical presentation pushes both established torch songs and cabaret standards to a different level.

Nin started her career in the highly regarded Parisian jazz venue, The Hollywood Savoy interpreting the songs of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan. She is currently contracted to the cabaret venue Le Lido on the Champs Elysees.

“Nin supplies a shot of pure cabaret directly to your bloodstream.” The Age
“simply sensational… a hugely entertaining show.”The Advertiser

SEASON DETAILS: Caroline Nin - Marlene
Dates/Times: Wednesday 25 to Saturday 28 June at 7.15pm.
 Tuesday 1 to Friday 4 July at 9.15pm. Opening night Thursday 26 June.
Venue:  The Studio
Tickets: Fri and Sat: $49 cabaret table, $38 seating bank, $28 concession.
Other times $45/$35/$25. Preview $40/$30/$20
Bookings: (02) 9250 7777 or online at
Duration: 70 minutes
Information: Online at



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