Tuesday, July 09, 2013
The National Medal of Arts will be presented tomorrow to soprano Renée Fleming.
Yesterday in Munich Jonas Kaufmann became a Kammersänger. Thanks Intermezzo. Anja Harteros, standing next to him with the rest of the cast of Il Trovatore, preceded him in this honor.
The title is ancient and was previously awarded by the monarch. My memory, but admittedly no reference source, tells me that this refers to singing in the king's chamber and not with singing chamber music.
Here is a list for Austria.
Here is a list for Bavaria.
This year's Fortune 100 Great Things about America includes Joyce DiDonato at number 76.