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Kammersänger (male) or Kammersängerin (female), abbreviation: "Ks." or "KS", literally means "chamber singer". It is a German honorific title for distinguished singers of opera and classical music.[1][2] Historically, the title was bestowed by princes or kings, when it was styled Hofkammersänger(in).

The title is given in Germany and in Austria (Österreichischer Kammersänger) usually on the recommendation of relevant national and local institutions.[3] In the former German Democratic Republic, some concert halls bestowed this designation.

The equivalent designation in Sweden is Hovsångare (male) or Hovsångerska (female), in Denmark it is Kongelige Kammersangere.


  1. ^ Weinzierl, Cordula (2018). "Kammersänger". planet wissen. Cologne: Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  2. ^ Kammersänger PONS Online Dictionary
  3. ^ Hilscher, Elisabeth Th.; Harten, Uwe. "Kammersänger/in". Oesterreichisches Musiklexikon online. Retrieved 23 February 2019.