Dagmar Koller

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Dagmar Koller (2016)

Dagmar Koller (born August 26, 1939 in Klagenfurt , Carinthia ) is an Austrian singer , dancer and actress .


Dagmar Koller attended ballet school at the age of six. She later studied at the Vienna Academy for Music and Performing Arts . She began her career at the Vienna Volksoper and became known beyond Austria's borders. From July to November 1964 she toured the USA and Canada with a Viennese production company with Wiener Blut . She celebrated success in Franz Lehár's operetta The Land of Smiles (1964 in Berlin) . She later appeared in numerous musicals such as My Fair Lady , West Side Story and Sweet Charity .

The German-language premiere of Der Mann von La Mancha , in the version by Robert Gilbert, took place on January 4, 1968 in the Theater an der Wien in Vienna with the actors of the Burgtheater , Josef Meinrad in the title role and Blanche Aubry as Aldonza. Dagmar Koller subsequently successfully took over the role of Aldonza. Other stage partners of Dagmar Koller were Elizabeth Taylor , René Kollo and Udo Jürgens . She also appeared in the television series Ringstrasse Palace .

In 1979 the GDR television produced her Komm in den Sanssouci park - Dagmar Koller sings Robert Stolz , the tracks were arranged by Günther Fischer , this production was sold in over 80 countries.

She began her television career with the operetta Queen of One Night . Koller also moderated numerous television programs on ORF , such as Hello, how are you? . In this program, she chatted with audience favorites and celebrities and showed excerpts from the lives of the stars. Numerous tours through the USA , Japan and Europe (including ten Germany tours) consolidated her fame.

Dagmar Koller was married to Helmut Zilk from 1978 until his death in 2008 , Vienna's mayor from 1984 to 1994.

In the Austrian version of Shrek 2 she dubbed Jennifer Saunders in the role of the good fairy.

Koller was the editor of the monthly magazine Enjoy Vienna / Willkommen in Wien , part of the Press and Information Service of the City of Vienna in the City Hall , which was discontinued at the end of 2015.

The illustrated book Golden Times was published in 2018 .

She lives in the 1st district of Vienna and in Albufeira ( Portugal ).

Filmography (selection)



  • 2019: stay tuned! How to stay on the red carpet - or roll down elegantly , recorded by Michaela Ernst, Amalthea Signum, Vienna 2019, ISBN 978-3-99050-083-5

Web links

Commons : Dagmar Koller  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. Airport magazine "Enjoy" is discontinued. In: derStandard.at. December 16, 2015, accessed December 4, 2017 .
  2. Dagmar Koller is currently thrilling with the illustrated book "Goldene Zeiten"! July 21, 2019, accessed July 21, 2019 .
  3. Dagmar Koller: Life as an operetta. August 26, 2019. Retrieved September 19, 2019 .
  4. Operetta legend Dagmar Koller loves the Algarve • Algarve for explorers. July 11, 2019, accessed on September 19, 2019 (German).
  5. Dagmar Koller receives Grand Decoration of Honor on ORF April 29, 2015, accessed on April 29, 2015.