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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
151Was willst du fremder Mensch? Popularity:

Opera: ElektraComposer: StraussAct:

Type: Voice: S BrLanguage: German

152Della citta all'occaso Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.15

Type: trioVoice: S cA TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amelia/Ulrica/Riccardo
153La mano a me date Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.07

Type: quartetVoice: B S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso/Despina/Ferrando/Guglielmo
154Il faut pour assouvir ma haine Popularity:

Opera: Samson et DalilaComposer: Saint-SaënsAct: 2

Type: duetVoice: Br MzLanguage: French

Roles: High Priest/Dalila
155Ove son io Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth/Lady McB
156Weh ach wehe dies zu dulden Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 2.18

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Isolde
157Ora di morte e di vendetta Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 3.04

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lady McB/Macbeth
158Weh! Ach Wehe! Dies Zu Dulden! Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 1.06

Type: Voice: Language: German

159Vien la Duchessa Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: B MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Walter/Federica
160Barbara perche fuggi? Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.10

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando/Fiordiligi
161Ieri son salita tutta sola Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.09-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio
162Ah! l'ultima preghiera Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 3.05-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Luisa
163Seid uns zum zweiten Mal willkommen Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.15

Type: trioVoice: tr cA MzLanguage: German

Roles: Three boys
164Du Armste kannst wohl nie ermessen Popularity:

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 2

Type: duetVoice: Mz SLanguage: German

Roles: Ortrud/Elsa
165Quando il rintocco della mezzanotte Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alice/Nannetta/Meg
166Oh! che bella giornata Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.08

Type: recitativeVoice: S T Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fiordiligi/Ferrando/Dorabella/Guglielmo
167Geliebter komm sieh dort die Grotte Popularity:

Opera: TannhäuserComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: recitativeVoice: mezzo or sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Venus
168Andiam andiam bel paggio Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.09

Type: recitativeVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Barbarina/Cherubino
169Ei parte..senti..ah no! Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fiordiligi
170Ach Vater eilt Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.17

Type: recitativeVoice: S B T SLanguage: German

Roles: Marzelline/Rocco/Jaquino/Leonore
171Come tutto congiura Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.20

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Guglielmo/Fiordiligi/Despina
172La tomba e un letto sparso di fiori Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Luisa
173Me chiami o Norma Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S/Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adalgisa/Norma
174Deh! con te li prendi Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.04

Type: duetVoice: S S/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Adalgisa
175Mille torbidi pensieri Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.09-2

Type: sextetVoice: B S S T S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leporello/Elvira/Anna/Ottavio/Zerlina/Masetto
176Sangue a me quell ombra Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 2.08

Type: quartetVoice: Br T S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth/Macduff/Lady McB/Banco
177Presenteremo un bill Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06

Type: recitativeVoice: S cA MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alice/Quickly/Meg
178Der kleine Sandmann bin ich Popularity:

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 2.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Sandman
179Eccola va mi lascia Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.14

Type: recitativeVoice: T S/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pollione/Adalgisa
180Alice Meg Nannetta Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: S Mz cA SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alice/Meg/Quickly/Nannetta
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