Barb Jungr Brings “Hard Rain: The Songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen” to the Ancram Opera House

 

“One of the World’s Great Cabaret Singers” Time Out New York

Barb Jungr, the internationally acclaimed cabaret artist, will perform “Hard RainThe Songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen” at the Ancram Opera House for one night only, August 19, at 8:30 PM.

Barb Jungr has been called “possibly our greatest interpreter of Dylan’s songs.” Based on her 2014 album, which brings the colossal talents of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen together, Hard Rain reinterprets some of these two artists’ most political and monumental work.

Across her 40 year career, Jungr has carved a significant reputation for combining immaculate vocal technique, impassioned performance, piercing insight, lacerating wit and beautifully unexpected musical arrangements to reinterpret a century’s worth of European and American popular songs in a manner which The New York Times described as “revelatory” and The Guardian as “casually virtuosic.”

As both a live and a recording artist, Jungr has collected and reappraised work by some of the most significant songwriters of the 20th and 21st Centuries. All About Jazz called her “the most innovative singer in jazz since Cassandra Wilson,” and credited her as “the principle momentum behind expanding the ‘Standards Songbook’ forward in time to include The Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and David Bowie.”

New York Times music critic Stephen Holden wrote of Hard Rain, “As much as you may think you know the songs of these two musical patriarchs, the British singer Barb Jungr interprets their work with a ferocity and truthfulness that demolishes every cover version you’ve ever heard.”

The Ancram Opera House in southern Columbia County is a showcase for adventurous, contemporary work by emerging theater and musical artists. With its proximity to New York, Poughkeepsie, Albany and Great Barrington, Ancram Opera House is an exciting new entry on the Hudson Valley/Berkshire regional theater scene.

Ancram Opera House is located at 1330 County Route 7, just north of the corner of Route 82. Parking is available on the adjacent lawn. For tickets and more information, please visit www.ancramoperahouse.org, write info@ancramoperahouse.org or call (518) 329-0114.

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