Sven Ratzke, half Dutch, half German, lives in Amsterdam and Berlin and is one of a kind in his genre. His mix of Berlin cabaret of the '20 combined with his bizarre improvisation talent and pop style takes his audience to higher atmospheres. Sold out shows in The Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Switserland prove that he is a rising star in cabaret world. He creates glamorous nightclubs everywhere he performs, with his great energetic jazzy musicians, he transforms famous pop songs from Kurt Weill to Prince and puts them in a completely new light.
One of the biggest Dutch Newspaper wrote: "Ratzke is a great entertainer, he rules on stage, and doesn't need more than a follow spot and his music"
Sven Ratzke tours through Germany (like the famous mirror tent "The Bar Jeder Vernunft" in Berlin), The Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium, France (Avignon) Austria (Vienna) on festivals in mirror tents, circus tents or in main theaters or opera houses. Besides his solo shows he produces special productions with guest stars. He produced a show where he played together with the Tiger Lillies in The Netherlands and invited a lot of German cabaret stars to Amsterdam for his 'German Nights Series' He also invited some "La Clique" artists to perform in special editions of his own show. In the season of 2008/2009 he start as the lead in a Dutch/Belgium Production of the musical "Cabaret".
Ratzke had his own Late Night Show in Edinburgh (Fringe Fetsival), Berlin (Bar Jeder Vernunft) and in the new Theater of Stage Entertainment DeLaMar Theatre in Amsterdam (where it run for more than six month sold outs shows) where he receive famous guests from both show and musical backgrounds.
In 2012 Ratzke recorded his album 'Groschenblues' with world famous soprano Claron McFadden with a mix of performance and cabaret, show and opera, jazz and blues, followed by a tour. In the season of 2012 - 2013 he presents three shows! During the Christmas period he was on stage with his NachtSpiele Christmas Special, from February 2013 he plays together with Ellen ten Damme in Ten Damme & Ratzke on the Rocks and on a few Saturdaynights in 2013 he presents the Ratzkes Late Night Show in the Stadsschouwburg in Utrecht.
On the 20th of September his new album 'Songs in a Cabaret' will be released, featuring Eric Vloeimans, Fay Lovsky, Claron McFadden and Tuur Florizoone.