19th of January 2020


Austria also appoints Linda Watson as chamber singer




Austrian's official news agency announces:


The American soprano Linda Watson is awarded the Austrian professional title "Kammersängerin". According to the Vienna State Opera, the title will be awarded to her on January 19 following the "Lohengrin" performance in which Watson sings Ortrud. Watson is considered an important interpreter of Wagner and Strauss. She has been heard at the most important opera houses such as the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Teatro Real Madrid, the Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona, ​​the Milan Scala, the Paris Opera and the Metropolitan Opera New York. From 1992 to 2005 she was a member of the ensemble in Leipzig and later at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. Since her state opera debut in 1986 in Bernstein's "A Quiet Place", she has sung numerous roles in the Haus am Ring. a. Brünnhilde ("The Ring of the Nibelung"), Isolde ("Tristan and Isolde"), Venus ("Tannhäuser"), Nurse ("The Woman Without a Shadow"), the Elektra and the Marschallin ("The Rosenkavalier"). Valery Gergiev is at the conductor's podium in the "Lohengrin" resumption series starting on Thursday. For the first time, Piotr Beczała sings the title role of this Wagner opera in the Haus am Ring



"Klassik heute" mentions the german title "Kammersängerin" Linda Watson recieved 15 years ago: