Anna Bergman at the National Capital Cabaret Festival

Anna Bergman, decked out in a fitted plunging teal brocade dress, brought a night of soprano fizziness to the National Capital Cabaret Festival. She opened with a version of “Far Away Places,” that re-wrote the lyrics to highlight American locations. She explained that this reflected the fact that as a child of diplomat parents growing up overseas, places like Boston were what she found exotic. The set that followed highlighted her connection to places such as Paris and Vienna and included amusing anecdotes about her time in New York. She had a particularly moving tribute to the people of Ukraine

Howard Breitbart provided his usual sterling support at the piano, particularly with an arrangement of “Do I Hear a Waltz” that quoted multiple Richard Rodgers waltzes.

  • Far Away Places
  • I Love Paris
  • The French Song
  • La Vie En Rose
  • Sous le Ciel du Paris
  • Loverly / I Could Have Danced All Night
  • Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiß
  • My Heart Stood Still / My Romance
  • This Can’t Be Love
  • Do I Hear a Waltz (with an accompaniment featuring Lover, Carousel Waltz, A Wonderful Guy, Eidelweisz, Oh, What a Beautiful Morning, My Favorite Things)
  • Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
  • You’re Nearer
  • Moon River*
  • Just a Map / Somewhere
  • You’re All the World to Me
  • Mio Babbino Caro

*So far, “Moon River” has appeared in both programs of the festival. I wonder how many more times we’ll hear it this week.

One Response to Anna Bergman at the National Capital Cabaret Festival

  1. […] but it certainly was an artistic success. There were spectacular shows by Richard Skipper, Anna Bergman, Susuan Derry and her students, Ann Kitterege, Amanda King, Arnaldo, Drag Chanteuse, and Lina […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: