Eva Neiss
Lotte Lenya: the song of life


In the mid-1920s, actress Lotte Lenya (real name — Karolina Wilhelmina Charlotte Blamauer) met her future husband, composer Kurt Weil, under whose guidance she polished her skills and in 1928 played the role of pirate Jenny in Bertolt Brecht's "Threepenny Opera", which became the starting point in her artistic career.

Relying on documentary and epistolary material, Eva Nice gives a cross-section of the bright and diverse cultural life of Germany on the eve of the Second World War. The author subtly and emotionally tells the story of Lotta Lenya, who was associated with many famous people of the theatrical and musical world of her time and conquered hearts with a special voice in timbre and expressiveness.

Eva Neiss was born in 1977, has a master's degree in literature and a bachelor's degree in psychology. In her work, she successfully balances between fiction and reality.

"Eva Neiss's novel is a fascinating read, but it is also intended to draw our attention to history. This is a good remedy for forgetfulness." Kurier Wien

ISBN 978-5-89059-468-6