Anja Harteros Receives Major Award At Bayerische Staatsoper

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Wilfried Hosl)

Anja Harteros received the “Meistersinger-Medaille” at the Bayerische Staatsoper following the performance on Nov. 3, 2019; the award was donated by the Freunde des Nationaltheaters e.V.

The soprano is celebrating her 20th stage anniversary at Bayerische Staatsoper and the prize honors her outstanding work for the Munich opera house.

Harteros has performed a number of roles at the opera house including Alice Ford in “Falstaff,” Leonora in “Il Trovatore,” the title role in “Alcina,” Violetta in “La Traviata,” the Countess in “Le Nozze di Figaro,” Mimì in “La Bohème,” Agathe in “Der Freischütz,” Elsa in “Lohengrin,” Elisabetta in “Don Carlo,” the Marschallin in “Der Rosenkavalier,” Desdemona in “Otello,” Leonora in “La Forza del Destino,” the title role of “Arabella,” Amelia in “Un Ballo in Maschera,”  Maddalena in “Andrea Chenier,” and the title role of “Tosca.”

Harteros continues in Munich this season with performances of “Lohengrin,” “Il Trovatore,” and “Don Carlo.” She also sings “Don Carlo” at the Salzburg Easter Festival and also returns to the Deutsche Oper Berlin later in the season.