Chamber singer

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Kammersängerin or Kammersängerin (abbr. KS ) is an honorary title for singers , with which the previous artistic work is awarded regardless of age and engagement time or life's work. The award is made to classically trained opera or concert singers (categories: opera, operetta, oratorio, concert, song). In the Federal Republic of Germany and Austria, the title is usually awarded on the basis of a proposal by state, municipal or social institutions on the proposal of the artistic director or the cultural department (for the situation in Austria, see also the article Professional title ).

Various musical theaters in the GDR were also able to give this name themselves. In earlier times the title was also used in the German territorial states and in the k. and k. Monarchy conferred by princes or kings (e.g. “Royal Court Opera Singer”).

The latter honorary title is still used in Sweden e.g. B. awarded by the king to opera singers as a royal court singer ( Kungliga Hovsångare ) , see Royal Opera (Stockholm) .

Designation origin

Similar to the terms court chamber or chamber music , the title is derived from the court chamber, meaning that it was originally awarded as a court title. To be a chamber musician didn't mean to make chamber music.

Similar titles

Web links

Commons : Kammersänger  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Chamber music. In: Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon. Volume 10. Leipzig 1907, p. 519.