About

Kurt Weill Factory is a one-of-a-kind cabaret ensemble. We melt opera and 1920s/30s cabaret into one spectacularly unique cabaret show.

The main members of the ensemble are mezzosoprano Helene Lang and tenor Valdemar Villadsen, accompanied by either a classical pianist, a jazz pianist or an accordionist – depending on the character and venue of the show. Former actor Valdemar Villadsen is also stage director. 

Kurt Weill Factory loves a good challenge and we are excited to go beyond the well-known. Beyond the established koncert form, beyond the border between classical music and entertainment, beyond the abyss of the human soul, and beyond the boundaries between laughing and crying. 

Based in Berlin, Kurt Weill Factory has performed its well-received cabaret shows at several prestigious venues, such as Tivoli (Copenhagen), Betty Nansen Theater (Copenhagen), Svanekegaarden (Denmark), Odsherreds Musikfestival (Denmark) and Café Teatret (Copenhagen) – as well as at nightclubs and unconventional pop-up venues in Berlin, Hamburg und Freiburg.

 

“Kurt Weill Factory is an awesome experience both musically as well as in interpretation. They manage to keep the audience captivated with Kurt Weill and Brecht songs, opera arias, Danish chansons or operetta numbers. Their charisma and acting are outstanding. And one senses their strong commitment, passion and skilfulness in every style and genre they engage in, which gives the audience a very musical and magical experience.” -Bornholm Music Association