12 Facts About Anja Harteros


Anja Harteros was born on 23 July 1972 and is a German soprano.


Anja Harteros was named Bavarian Kammersangerin in 2007, and was awarded the Bavarian Order of Merit in 2018.


Anja Harteros's original singing teacher, Huber-Aulmann, continued to teach her until early 1996, and Harteros accompanied Huber-Aulmann on concerts tours in 1993 and 1994 to Russia and the United States, which attracted much attention to the singer.


Anja Harteros achieved the major breakthrough for her career when she won the Cardiff Singer of the World competition in the summer of 1999, becoming the first German singer to win the prize.


Anja Harteros became a frequent guest singer with the company, starring in roles such as Countess Almaviva, Fiordiligi, Mimi, and among others she later took up.


Anja Harteros has appeared at other major opera houses, including the Vienna State Opera, Oper Frankfurt, De Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam, Semperoper, Cologne Opera, and Berlin's Deutsche Oper.


Anja Harteros made her Paris Opera debut in the role of Micaela in Carmen, and then repeated the role at the Vienna State Opera.


Anja Harteros performed in The Magic Flute as the First Lady at the Salzburg Festival, and later at the Hamburg State Opera, as Eva in Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg in Peter Konwitschny's controversial new production.


Anja Harteros made her Royal Opera, London debut with Simon Boccanegra.


Anja Harteros won the Festival Award of the Munich Opera Festival for her four role debuts.


Anja Harteros was voted Female Singer of the Year by the Opernwelt magazine in 2009, and again in 2017.


Anja Harteros won the Best Female Singer in the 2015 International Opera Awards.