Christa Ludwig

(b. 1924)

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(b Berlin, 1924).

Ger. soprano and mezzo‐soprano. Début Frankfurt 1946 (Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus), remaining until 1952. Sang in opera in Darmstadt, Hanover, and Hamburg. Salzburg Fest. début 1955, appearing there regularly until 1993. Vienna Opera 1955–93. Amer début Chicago 1959; NY Met début 1959; CG début 1968. Outstanding Marschallin and Oktavian, Eboli and Leonore (Fidelio). Also noted interpreter of Lieder, Mahler's orch. song‐cycles, Verdi Requiem, etc. Retired 1994.

Subjects: Opera.

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