Diseuse

In the cabaret, an artist is called Diseuse, who can read alien or own chansons – songs that are rooted in French culture – as well as texts. The terms chansonnière or chansonnette are used synonymously in German, whereas the male counterpart of the disease is called disease. In general, the term means a votrag-artist, who plays chanting, songs, or proverbs in the cabaret or on a trolley stage.The term goes to the French verb dire, which can be translated, spoken or translated. Consequently, the translation of the concept already refers to the fundamental point: namely the spoken lecture, although some of the songs are also part of the program of the disease. Let’s look at an example: a performance from the year 1958 by Liane Augustin:

Selection of known diseases
The following is a selection of female singers who are called Diseusen or who have described themselves as such. Of course, this selection is not comprehensive and can only give a concise overview of selected artists.

Elsie Attenhofer (1909-1999)
Liane Augustin (1927-1978)
Ilse Bois (1896-1960)
Stella Brooks (1915-2002)
Maria Collm (1901-1988)
Marya Delvard (1874-1965)
Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992) – Full cast and crew
Blandine Ebinger (1899-1993)
Maria Eichhorn (1879-1930)
Else Ehser (1894-1968)
Fritzi Frou (1875-1941 or 1942)
Yvette Guilbert (1865-1944)
Georgette Hagedoorn (1910-1995)
Kirsten Heiberg (1912-1976)
Emmy Hennings (1885-1948)
Ursula Herking (1912-1974)
Trude Hesterberg (1892-1967)
Loni Heuser (1908-1999)
Gussy Holl (1888-1966)
Lotti Huber (1912-1998)
Stella Kadmon (1902-1989)
Greta Keller (1903-1977)
Hildegard Knef (1925-2002)
Trude Kolmann (1904-1969)
Cissy Kraner (1918-2012)
Evelyn Künneke (1921-2001)
Zarah Leander (1907-1981)
Brigitte Lebaan (1926-1988)
Margo Lion (1899-1989)
Mela Mars (1882-1919)
Louise Martini (1931-2013)
Marietta di Monaco (1893-1981)
Carli Nagelmüller (1884-1930)
Carola Regnier (1943-2011)
Marika Rökk (1913-2004)
Beate Roos-Reuter (1899-1994)
Schwabinger Gisela (1929-2014)
Josma Selim (1884-1929)
Magda Sonja (1886-1974)
Peggy Stone (1907-2009)
Rosa Valetti (1876-1937)
Helen Vita (1928-2001)
Claire Waldoff (1884-1957)
Christiane Weber (1975-2012)
Grethe Weiser (1903-1970)
Hanne Wieder (1925-1990) – Full cast and crew
Albertine Zehme (1857-1946) A cabaret artist calls herself “Diseuse”, which sings foreign or own chansons – songs that are rooted in French culture – as well as texts. The terms chansonnière or chansonnette are used synonymously in German, whereas the male counterpart of the disease is called disease. In general, the term means a votrag-artist, who plays chanting, songs, or proverbs in the cabaret or on a trolley stage.

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