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Christa Ludwig

Singer details:

Voice: Mezzo
Nationality: German
Year of Birth: 1928

About Christa Ludwig:

Christa Ludwig (born 16 March 1928) is a retired German dramatic mezzo-soprano, distinguished for her performances of opera, Lieder, oratorio, and other major religious works like masses and passions, and solos contained in symphonic literature. Her career spanned from the late 1940s until the early 1990s. She is widely recognised as one of the most significant and distinguished singers of the 20th century, "with a voice of exquisite richness and, when needed breathtaking amplitude."

Ludwig was born in Berlin to a musical family; her father, Anton Ludwig, was a tenor and an operatic administrator, her mother, the mezzo-soprano Eugenie Besalla-Ludwig who sang at the Aachen Opera during Herbert von Karajan's period as conductor. Ludwig's first voice teacher was her mother.

Ludwig made her debut in 1946 at the age of 18 as Orlovsky in Die Fledermaus at Frankfurt, where she sang until 1952. She was a member of the Darmstadt Opera from 1952 to 1954, then sang the 1954–1955 season at the Staatsoper Hannover. She joined the Vienna State Opera in 1955, where she became one of its principal artists and was appointed Kammersängerin in 1962 and performed with the company for more than thirty years. In 1954, Ludwig made her debut at the Salzburg Festival as Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, and appeared there regularly until 1981. Ludwig made her Bayreuth Festival debut as Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde in 1966. In 1960, she performed as Adalgisa alongside Maria Callas as Norma, in Bellini's opera by the same title, for an EMI recording.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
121Nun eilt herbei Popularity:

Opera: Lustige Weiber von Windsor, DieComposer: NicolaiAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Frau Fluth
122Fermati scellerato! Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.13

Type: recitativeVoice: S S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Zerlina/Giovanni
123Fate presto o cari amici Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.25

Type: duet,choir,finaleVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Despina/Alfonso
124Sento o Dio che questo piede Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.11

Type: quintetVoice: T Br S Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando/Guglielmo/Fiordiligi/Dorabella/Alfonso
125En vain, pour éviter Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles:
126Dir töne Lob Popularity:

Opera: TannhäuserComposer: WagnerAct: 1.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Tannhäuser
127Protegga il giusto cielo Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.28-1

Type: trioVoice: S S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Anna/Ottavio
128Dammi un bacio o mio tesoro Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.39

Type: sextet,finaleVoice: S S Mz T Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles:
129Madre non dormi? Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 4.11

Type: recitativeVoice: T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manrico/Azucena
130Ach ich darf nicht hin zu dir Popularity:

Opera: Fledermaus, DieComposer: Strauss jrAct: 1.05

Type: duetVoice: S SLanguage: German

Roles: Adele/Rosalinde
131Ei parte..senti..ah no! Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fiordiligi
132Doch Halt, Wo Bleiben Die Kinder? Popularity:

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 1.06-2

Type: duetVoice: Br MzLanguage: German

Roles: Peter/Gertrud
133Lebe wohl mein flandrisch Madchen Popularity:

Opera: Zar und ZimmermannComposer: LortzingAct: 2

Type: aria,duet,choirVoice: T SLanguage: German

Roles: Marquis/Marie
134Sorella cosa dici? Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorabella/Fiordiligi
135Erlöst befreit Popularity:

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 3.11-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S MzLanguage: German

Roles: Gretel/Hansel
136Vater! Mutter! Popularity:

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 3.13-1

Type: quartet,finaleVoice: Mz S Br MzLanguage: German

Roles: Hansel/Gretel/Peter/Gertrud
137Wie fremd und tot ist alles umher Popularity:

Opera: Verkaufte Braut, DieComposer: SmetanaAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Marenka
138In dem Schatten meiner Locken Popularity:

Opera: Corregidor, DerComposer: WolfAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: German

Roles: Frasquita
139L'ora fatal s'appressa Popularity:

Opera: Assedio di CorintoComposer: RossiniAct: 3

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles:
140Carmen! sur tes pas nous nous pressons tous Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 1.08

Type: duet,choirVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: José/Micaëla
141Giustizia giustizia Sire! Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S B Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabeth/Philip II/Rodrigue/Eboli
142Höre mit Sinn Popularity:

Opera: GötterdammerungComposer: WagnerAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: German

Roles:
143Deh! con te li prendi Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.04

Type: duetVoice: S S/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Adalgisa
144Endlich allein Popularity:

Opera: Verkaufte Braut, DieComposer: SmetanaAct: 3

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Marenka
145E scherzo od e follia Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.20

Type: quartet,choirVoice: B B cA TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Samuel/Tom/Ulrica/Riccardo
146L'amo come il fulgor del creato Popularity:

Opera: Gioconda, LaComposer: PonchielliAct: 2.12

Type: duetVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gioconda/Laura
147Der alte Sturm Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2.04

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br MzLanguage: German

Roles: Wotan/Fricka
148Angele Dei Popularity:

Opera: Gioconda, LaComposer: PonchielliAct: 1.15

Type: Voice: Br S cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Barnaba/Gioconda/La Cieca
149Alice Meg Nannetta Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: S Mz cA SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alice/Meg/Quickly/Nannetta
150O susseste Wonne Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: German

Roles: Siegmund/Sieglinde
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