Hovsångare

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Hovsångare (Hovsångerska for women), literally Court Singer, is a title awarded by the Swedish monarch to a singer (usually an opera singer) who, by their vocal art, has contributed to the international standing of Swedish singing. The formal title was introduced by King Gustav III of Sweden in 1773, with the first recipients being Elisabeth Olin and Carl Stenborg. The position as such, however, dates back to the 17th-century, when Anne Chabanceau de La Barre and Joseph Chabanceau de La Barre were singers at the court of Queen Christina of Sweden.

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Elisabeth Olin
Jenny Lind in La sonnambula

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  • Nyström, Pia; Kyhlberg-Boström Anna, Elmquist Anne-Marie: Kungl. Musikaliska akademien: matrikel 1771-1995, Kungliga Musikaliska Akademien, Stockholm 1996, Kungl. Musikaliska akademiens skriftserie, 84. ISSN 0347-5158. ISBN 91-85428-99-X. Libris 7749167.
  • Moberg Carl-Allan, Sundström Einar, Morin Gösta: Sohlmans musiklexikon: nordiskt och allmänt uppslagsverk för tonkonst, musikliv och dans. 2, Ehlers-Ingressa, Sohlman, Stockholm 1950 (swe). Libris 42147.
  • Åström Kenneth, Engström Christer, Marklund Kari: Nationalencyklopedin: ett uppslagsverk på vetenskaplig grund utarbetat på initiativ av Statens kulturråd. Bd 9, [Him-Issk], Bra böcker, Höganäs 1992 (swe). Libris 8211193.
  • Leif Jonsson, Ann-Marie Nilsson och Greger Andersson: Musiken i Sverige. Från forntiden till stormaktstidens slut 1720 (Music in Sweden. From Ancient times to the end of Empire)(Swedish)