Born in Berlin in 1958, Dagmar Manzel, graduate of renowned actor school Ernst Busch, belongs to Germany’s most successful actresses. She sings, dances, and plays her heart out. Unlike any other actress, she manages to metamorphose like a chameleon into any role – fresh gal or glamorous woman – without acting. She simply lives the character she impersonates on stage. Proof of this are the numerous awards such as the Adolf-Grimme-Preis, award of the best actress of the year, Deutscher Fernsehpreis, Deutscher Schauspielerpreis, and Deutscher Filmpreis. Alongside theater, film and TV, Dagmar Manzel’s love belongs to music. She enthralls her audience in grand recitals and title roles of music theater productions of venues such as Komische Oper Berlin, Opera Cologne, Hans-Otto Theater in Potsdam, Deutsches Theater Berlin, Konzerthaus Berlin, and Berlin Philharmonie in Germany, but also in Paris at Cité de la Musique, at London’s Wigmore Hall, and at the Edinburgh International Festival.
Her latest CD, MENSCHENsKIND, was published with Deutsche Grammophon in February 2014. Since then, she is a regular guest at various German theatres and festivals such as Staatsoper Dresden, Volkstheater München, Theater Bremen, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Rheingau Musik Festival, and Beethovenfest Bonn.
During the past season, Manzel performed in three different productions at the Komische Oper Berlin. Further, she sang the main role in the world premiere of Helmuth Oehring’s “Agota” at Staatstheater Wiesbaden.
This season, she will once again be performing in three productions at the Komische Oper Berlin, including the premiere of Oscar Straus’ “Die Perlen der Cleopatra”.
Furthermore, she will be performing on the stages of Hamburg State Opera, Dresdner Staatsoperette, and  Philharmonie Cologne.

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Repertoire Concert

Georg Benda Ariadne auf Naxos mit Kammerorchester und Dagmar Manzel als Sprecherin
Hanns Eisler Eisler Konzertabend mit Tal Balshai und Ensemble
Jaques Offenbach Offenbach und andere Sterne mit dem Salonorchester Unter den Linden
Kurt Weill Die Sieben Todsünden mit Kammerorchester
Michael Jarrel Kassandra mit Kammerorchester
Richard Heymann Heymann Abend mit Tal Balshai und Ensemble sowie Robert Gallinowski als Sprecher

Repertoire Opera

Cole Porter Kiss me, Kate Kate/ Lilly
Jaques Offenbach Die Großherzogin von Gerolstein Julia
  La Périchole La Périchole
Johann Strauß Die Fledermaus Rosalinde
Kurt Weill Die Sieben Todsünden Anna
Ralph Benatzky Weißes Rößl Josepha
Stephen Sondheim Sweeney Todd Mrs. Lovett


A summer in the name of Music and Literature
In addition to the operettas, Dagmar Manzel devotes herself to her solo program MENSCHENsKIND. Supported by Frank Schulte on the piano, Ralf Templin on the guitar and Arnulf Ballhorn on contrabass, she will enthuse the audience of the Opera Frankfurt by performing songs of Friedrich Holländer on the 27th of June.
Furthermore, Dagmar Manzel is a part of this year‘s Music and Literature festival ‘Wege durchs Land’. On July 15th, she will perform together with five young musicians from Germany, Switzerland and Serbia the world premiere of Helmut Oehring’s musical version of the poem ‘Der Vogel, weiß’ by Johannes Bobrowski at Gut Böckel in Rödingshausen.



Die Perlen der Cleopatra / Komische Oper Berlin / 06.12.16 /

"der große Dreh- und Angelpunkt" 

Die Perlen der Cleopatra / Komische Oper Berlin / 06.12.16 /

 "vom Operettensonnengott erleuchtet" 

Die Perlen der Cleopatra / Komische Oper Berlin / 05.12.16 / 

"diese Urgewalt namens Manzel" 

Eine Frau, die weiß, was sie will / Komische Oper Berlin / 23.05.16 /

 "darstellerische Perfektion" 

Eine Frau, die weiß, was sie will / Komische Oper Berlin / 01.02.15 /

 "ungemein unterhaltsam" 
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