Linda Porter, scion of a very wealthy and distinguished family from Virginia, was married to the American composer and songwriter Cole Porter for 34 years. In the roughly three and a half decades of their life together, she lead a luxurious high society lifestyle as an elegant prominent socialite and muse and arranged the couple’s glamorous international social life at their residences in New York, Paris, Hollywood, and Venice.
Hers was a life at the top of the society, but also a life by the side of a homosexual whose countless affairs with men were a constant challenge that she finally learned to deal with.
Cole Porter’s songs are woven into Linda’s monologue as if they had been written to be a part of her narrations. We present tunes written by Cole Porter, such as «In The Still Of The Night», «Night And Day», «So In Love», «You Do Something For Me», «Let’s Be Buddies», «Riding High» and many more. This way, the exceptional lyrics and melodies of this important figure in jazz history become alive for one evening. Anyone listening to this tribute will understand why it is so difficult to fill Cole Porter’s shoes.

The Zurich Jazz Orchestra conducted by Daniel Schenker:

Saxophone Section
Reto Anneler, Lukas Heuss, Thomas Lüthi, Tobias Pfister, Nils Fischer

Trumpet Section
Patrick Ottiger, Wolfgang Häuptli, Bernhard Schoch, Raphael Kalt

Trombone Section
Adrian Weber, Maurus Twerenbold , Silvio Cadotsch, Don Randolph

Rhythm Section
Gregor Müller/Raphael Jost (p), Theo Kapilidis (g), Patrick Sommer (b), Elmar Frey (d)

A collaboration of Theater Rigiblick with the Zurich Jazz Orchestra (Bettina Uhlmann and Daniel Rohr)
Many thanks for your financial support: Stiftung für Abendländische Ethik und Kultur | Elisabeth Weber-Stiftung | Cassinelli-Vogel-Stiftung

Tuesday
22. October
2019
Tue
22. Oct
2019
20:00
Theater Rigiblick
Germaniastrasse 99
8044 Zürich
Karte
Wednesday
23. October
2019
Wed
23. Oct
2019
20:00
Theater Rigiblick
Germaniastrasse 99
8044 Zürich
Karte
Friday
8. November
2019
Fri
8. Nov
2019
20:00
Theater Rigiblick
Germaniastrasse 99
8044 Zürich
Karte
Thursday
28. November
2019
Thu
28. Nov
2019
20:00
Theater Rigiblick
Germaniastrasse 99
8044 Zürich
Karte
Sunday
15. December
2019
Sun
15. Dec
2019
18:00
Theater Rigiblick
Germaniastrasse 99
8044 Zürich
Karte
Saturday
28. December
2019
Sat
28. Dec
2019
20:00
Theater Rigiblick
Germaniastrasse 99
8044 Zürich
Karte
Saturday
1. February
2020
Sat
1. Feb
2020
20:00
Theater Rigiblick
Germaniastrasse 99
8044 Zürich
Karte