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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
211Ah! non partite Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.29

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando/Guglielmo/Alfonso/Fiordiligi
212Mud am Herd Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: German

Roles: Sieglinde/Hunding
213Heut oder Morgen Popularity:

Opera: Rosenkavalier, DerComposer: StraussAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Marschallin
214Ah! Luisa Luisa ove sei? Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Laura/Luisa
215Benedetti i doppi conjugi Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.26

Type: quartet,choir,finaleVoice: S Mz T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fiordiligi/Dorabella/Ferrando/Guglielmo
216Perche mi sfuggi Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth/Lady McB
217Pst pst Nannetta Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nannetta/Fenton
218Ora vedo che siete una donna Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.18-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Despina/Dorabella/Fiordiligi
219Auf wach auf mein Jüngelchen Popularity:

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 3.09

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz Mz SLanguage: German

Roles: Witch/Hansel/Gretel
220Voi siete demente Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 2.07-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth/Lady McB
221Miei Signori tutto e fatto Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.28

Type: quintet,finaleVoice: B S Mz T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso/Fiordiligi/Dorabella/Ferrando/Guglielmo
222Vedi la nel canal morto Popularity:

Opera: Gioconda, LaComposer: PonchielliAct: 2.15

Type: Voice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gioconda/Enzo
223Come in un giorno solo Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 3.01

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Laura/Luisa
224Ecco mia figlia Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Miller/Luisa/Laura
225Und ist kein Betrug in seinem Munde erfunden worden Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Marie
226Andate la che siete due Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.01

Type: recitativeVoice: S S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Despina/Fiordiligi/Dorabella
227Falstaff m'ha canzonata Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09-3

Type: recitativeVoice: S Mz S cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Alice/Meg/Nannetta/Quickly
228Amici ancor cantiam Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.05-1

Type: choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
229Quell'otre! quel tino Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.07-1

Type: quartetVoice: Mz S cA SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Meg/Alice/Quickly/Nannetta
230Nichts lerntest du Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2.06

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br MzLanguage: German

Roles: Wotan/Fricka
231Hab mir's gelobt ihn lieb zu haben Popularity:

Opera: Rosenkavalier, DerComposer: StraussAct: 3

Type: trioVoice: S Mz SLanguage: German

Roles: Marschallin/Octavian/Sophie
232Che ti scosta o Re mio Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 2.07-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth/Lady McB
233Guten Tag Marzelline Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: B S TLanguage: German

Roles: Rocco/Marzelline/Jaquino
234Voici ce qu'il écrit a son frere Pelleas Popularity:

Opera: Pelléas et MelisandeComposer: DebussyAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: French

Roles: Geneviève
235Maledizion ha preso il vol Popularity:

Opera: Gioconda, LaComposer: PonchielliAct: 2.14

Type: trioVoice: Br S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Barnaba/Gioconda/Enzo
236Ah! du bist wieder da Popularity:

Opera: Rosenkavalier, DerComposer: StraussAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles:
237Luisa non temer Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 1.13-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Miller/Luisa
238So schnell hat sie ihn gar so lieb Popularity:

Opera: Rosenkavalier, DerComposer: StraussAct:

Type: Voice: S S MzLanguage: German

Roles:
239Wohlan so helfet, helft den Armen Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.12

Type: sextetVoice: B B B-Br S S TLanguage: German

Roles: Rocco/Fernando/Pizarro/Leonore/Marzelline/Florestan
240Egli scavalca le siepi del giardino Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.11-2

Type: recitativeVoice: cA Br Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Quickly/Ford/Falstaff/Alice
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