Ulli Fessl Rendezvous with René Rumpold

Source: TV21 Austria (Glomex)

After graduating from high school and making her first appearances in Linz's Kellertheater, Ulli Fessl went to Vienna and trained as an actress at the Krauss Acting School in Vienna. Fessl was engaged at the Burgtheater in the early 1960s, where she was a member of the ensemble for over forty years.She became known to a wider television audience in 1980 with the role of Maria Theresa in the television film of the same name and, from 1981, with her role as Marianne Gräfin Artenberg in the television series Ringstraßenpalais. At the Raimundtheater she appeared in the 1965/66 season alongside Peter Fröhlich in the singspiel Sissy by Fritz Kreisler, directed by Karl Farkas. At the Gutenstein Festival (formerly Raimundspiele Gutenstein), she appeared in Der Alpenkönig und der Menschenfeind and Die gefesselte Phantasie, among others.At the Volksoper Wien, she appeared in Der Opernball and in the 2007/08 and 2013/14 seasons in the role of Mrs. Pearce in My Fair Lady. Based on texts by writer Helmut Korherr, she performed in Die Diva Sandrock und ihr Dichter at Freie Bühne Wieden in 2009, as Bertha von Suttner in a performed reading with music in 2011, and in Berta Zuckerkandl und die bitter Wahrheit at the Salon vom Café Landtmann in 2013. Since 2012, she has appeared at the Wiener Komödie am Kai, including as Lily in the crime comedy Keine Leiche ohne Lily by Jack Popplewell (2012), in There's No Business Like Showbusiness by Sissy Boran and Andrea Eckstein (2013), Einmal Moskau und zurück by Alexander Galin (2014). In 2015 in Quartetto, a comedy by Ronald Harwood, in 2016 in the crime comedy by Dennis Woodford Ballettratten (A Chorus of Murder) with Dany Sigel and in 2017 in Der dressierte Mann by Sissy Boran] In 2018 she can be seen alongside Maria Köstlinger, Bea Brocks, Therese Lohner and Silvia Meisterle as one of five Madame Bovarys at the Theater in der Josefstadt. Fessl was married to the director Kurt Junek.[16]


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