Thursday, February 09, 2017

Anna Netrebko will become an Austrian Kammersängerin


Wien/Berlin (MH) – Die Sopranistin Anna Netrebko (45) wird zur Österreichischen Kammersängerin ernannt. Wie die Wiener Staatsoper am Mittwoch mitteilte, wird der im russischen Krasnodar geborenen Künstlerin der Titel am 16. Februar verliehen.

This means that the Vienna State Opera has announced that on February 16 Anna Netrebko will become an Austria Kammersängerin or chamber singer.  Some years ago she became an Austrian citizen.

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.  

Netrebko is so famous in German speaking countries that articles about her appear in popular magazines commenting on her weight. 

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