The Magnificent Amber Palace
Emilia, sister of Annabell who lives on the ground floor of the Wohngemeinschaft, has been a passionate singer ever since she was little. At only 11 years old she started her first band. She was, however, different from her friends. While they were idolizing Shakira and Beyonce, Emilia was drawn to classical music. When she turned 19, she decided to try out for a position studying under “the voice of Russia”, the famous opera singer Irina Archipowa in St. Petersburg.
The Diva was so amazed by Emilia’s talent, immediately offering her to stay and focus on singing, as it were ‘a way of life’. This turned out to be sort of a time travel for Emilia into old Russia, since Archipowa lived in the west wing of a 200 year old, unnrenovated, Zar Palace. Sadly, in january 2010, the great Irina unexpectedly past away, leaving Emilia behind to be deported back to Germany.
Luckily Emilia’s sister Annabell has been staying at the Wohngemeinschft since 2008, allowing her to find a room there as well. Missing Russia, Emilia was quick to embrace the Russian lifestyle, shown in her strong will as well as her amber room in which she still lives and sings to this day…