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“Adrienne Haan is an exceptional artist who can’t be described in merely a few words!” (Voice of Luxembourg)
She had also been described as “one of the best kept secrets in the world of intellectual solo entertainment” and “an exceptional song interpreter with a grand voice” by the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung.
Since 2007 Ms. Haan has elated audiences with her magnificently concocted shows in Europe, the USA and Australia alike.
Her passion belongs to the music of the 1920s and 30s, inspired by her fascination for the time between the two World Wars... The so-called dance on the volcano. Based on her interest for culture, history, politics, art and poetry, Adrienne is a time traveler who feeds upon the energy of the world surrounding her.
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Influenced by the philosophies of Jacques Brel, Jacques Prévert, Albert Camus, Chava Alberstein - The lyricism of Rainer Maria Rilke, Hermann Hesse and Walt Whitman - The music of Édith Piaf, Tango Argentino - The American Songbook, Jazz and Swing - The melancholic sounds of Klezmer and more, Ms. Haan’s strives to adapt these styles in a contemporary setting without losing its original soul.
“Adrienne Haan? – That’s fire, drama and passion on stage!” cited the Rheinische Post.
Ms. Haan is sponsored artist by Goethe Institute and is an ambassador of not only German, but all European culture abroad.
But it does not have to be intellectual at all times!
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The Bonner Generalanzeiger cited: “The fascinating thing about Adrienne Haan is that she disposes of a large spectrum: from Chanson to Pop, from Jazz, Blues, Klezmer to Musical and Evergreens. Whether accompanied by a large Symphonic Orchestra, Big Band, trio or piano, Adrienne always finds the matching tone for all age groups and fathoms to constrain and electrify her audiences.”
“Adrienne Haan is an all-round entertainer of the highest calibre.” (The New York Times)
“Her voice power and variety are second to none”!
(Le Monde, Paris)
Adrienne knows how to combine her own stories with actual history and is able to embed such qualities in her shows and soirées. She has received high praise from the international press for her unique voice and outstanding interpretations.
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“Life is more than a Cabaret…and my story is more than a journey: it’s a musical journey! As long as people are listening, I will tell them stories. They will change in the course of time, as time itself keeps changing. But the music stays and reaches people where it moves them the most: in their hearts”! (Adrienne Haan)
Adrienne Catherine Haan was born a citizen of Germany and Luxembourg alike. After maturing in A-levels she moved to New York City where she graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts with a degree in Acting and Musical Theatre Performance, winning the annual award given by the board of trustees in Song Interpretation. While attending the Academy, she was trained in the Stanislavski System and was taught by some of the best actors in the field, such world-renowned actors as Victor Garber (“Titanic”), Paul Rudd (“Clueless”) and Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey (“American Beauty”).
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She went on to take classes and attend workshops at the Juilliard School in Manhattan in Song Interpretation for Musical Theatre. Since 2006 she has continued her vocal education with Prof. Arthur Janzen of the Cologne School of Music and Dance.
Adrienne was cast in several US- and European National Tours and off-Broadway productions. She portrayed Belle in Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, Kate Lucas in TEXAS, Fantine in Les Misérables, Grizabella in Cats, Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Eva Peron in Lloydd Webber’s Musical Evita, Veronica in the New Jersey production of The Passion Play, Anna Christie in Eugene O’Neills Drama Anna Christie. She also played Queen Margaret in Shakespeare’s King Henry III, Queen Elisabeth in King Richard III at the Producer’s Club in NY, as well as many other comedic and dramatic roles.
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Adrienne collaborated with the WDR Rundfunkorchester for her CD I Could Have Danced All Night, and her latest CD Berlin, mon amour (A tribute to 1920s and 30s Germany) released in 2011 also received critical acclaim. Musical Director for both productions was Heinz Walter Florin. She has also worked very closely with the Publishing Company Das Beste. Her first CD Born To Entertain was released in June 2003.
Adrienne equally feels at home on large concert stages as well as in intimate Cabaret Rooms. She premiered at the Cologne Philharmonics in June 2012.
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Ms. Haan has taken part in numerous TV- and radio productions as well as live concerts, accompanied by many renowned German orchestras, bands, choirs and ballets:
Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, Northwest German Philharmonics, Frankfurt Symphonic Orchestra, Jacques Offenbach Orchestra Cologne, WDR Symphonic Orchestra, WDR Big Band, Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks, Cologne Concept Big Band, WDR Broadcast Choir, Deutz Choir and the German Television Ballet.
Since 2012 Adrienne has been on the International Advisory Board of the Duke Ellington Center For The Arts in NYC and is also responsible for their International Programming.
Adrienne lives in New York City and Bonn, Germany.