She has been the Empress of the Opera for six decades and even as a happy widow she always makes Bella Figura in Vienna. Now the great Dagmar Kohler (82) is ending her career, she reveals to BILD am SONNTAG. And also why she wasn’t happy about it.
Bild am Sonntag: How are you?
Dagmar Kohler: “Oh, the world has been in shambles for two years. Not broken but completely confused. Everything changes every few weeks. My new motto is: I’m no longer afraid of missing out. My time is the most important thing to me.”
She is 83 years old. Is your time twice as long?
anger: “Yes of course. My time is the most valuable commodity to me. That’s why I have to take care of them and myself more now. I spoil myself a lot. I like good company. Unfortunately, I also often notice that people in general forget more and more respect for us.” We are old.”
They are certainly very well taken care of here in Vienna.
anger: “Maybe you can say that. I did a lot for her too. But the older I got, the more I realized: Friends are more important than lovers. I can cry for my friends. Certainly not with lovers.”
What are you complaining about?
anger: “Mostly about men.”
anger: “Of course!”
Aren’t you done with men?
anger: “But no! I’m still a woman. It doesn’t matter how old I am or how old I am. I’m still thrilled to be a courting man. Then I’ll be a little girl in love again.”
Is it only suitable for younger men? There aren’t many attractive 90-year-olds out there.
anger: “No. Men over 60 aren’t a good fit for me to flirt with. Unfortunately, not many under 60s are available. I can tell you the top ten. After that I don’t know anymore. my life “.
Is the relationship with her 39-year-old boyfriend Michael actually platonic?
anger: More platonic.
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Dagmar Koller and Michael Palgaffe (43) have been their pulsing companion for six yearsPhoto: ddp
What does it mean rather? From Monday to Platonic Saturday and not Sunday?
anger: “I don’t have to tell you exactly that, do I? I think it would make a big difference—even at my age—if you still had a flutter in your stomach, because you know a man you love so much will come visit you in the afternoon. Then I hurry up in front of the mirror beforehand, And I dress so I look good for him, and do my nails. That’s part of him, and that’s what I live for. Partnership is very, very important. But finding a partner my age is almost impossible.”
How were you during Corona without social events and shows?
anger: “I had to save myself. I was at home a lot. Either here in Vienna or in Portugal. Then I started to say the words out loud to keep my voice from fading out. But I also have to admit: I lost my voice a lot. So all of a sudden I was afraid my career would be over.” It’s a degree to me. But there’s also a good side to this. Because of the pandemic, I didn’t have to suddenly become disillusioned with being old or going out or both. So I made my peace with it.”
The world situation made the decision to say goodbye to the stage for you?
anger: “You can put it this way, yes. Difficult but true.”
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The Big Appearance: Dagmar Koller on the 1985 TV ShowPhoto: United Archives via Getty Images