Ute Lemper: Corona break has changed lives

The corona pandemic gave her a forced break, but the initially involuntary break also opened the singer’s eyes. She is now concentrating on what is really important, as she says.


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  • The renowned actress and singer Ute Lemper says she now wants to be less on stage as a consequence of the forced pandemic break.

The 16-month Corona break changed her life, the 59-year-old told the “Augsburger Allgemeine”. “I go on tour less now. I only do the concerts that are really important to me and I’m at home a lot more than before the pandemic.”

In her 40 years in the profession, she has rarely afforded to be away from the stage, said Lemper. “Not even for the pregnancies, I always worked until the seventh month and then after two months I was back on the stage.”

Because of the pandemic, concerts and other mass events were not allowed for a long time. The artist, who lives in New York, emphasized that she enjoyed living “without this pressure” for once. “I was then just at home, we didn’t even have a cleaning lady and led a very simple, simple life.”

In the future, she wants to spend more time with her family, said the mother of four. “It was a very conscious decision to accompany the second generation of my children – the grown-ups have long since left the house.”

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