Christa Ludwig Autograph: Hand signed Portrait Photo. CoA
Size: 4 x 5,9 inches. Very fine condition.
Christa Ludwig (born 1928) is a German retired mezzo-soprano, distinguished for her performances of opera and Lieder. Her career spanned from the late 1940s until the early 1990s.
Ludwig made her debut in 1946 at the age of 18 as Orlovsky in Die Fledermaus at Frankfurt, where she sang until 1952. 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 American debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Dorabella in Così fan tutte in 1959. That same year, she made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in as Cherubino, and subsequently returned there regularly until 1990. Ludwig first appeared at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 1969 as Amneris in Aida.
Ludwig's final live operatic performance was Klytemnestra in Elektra for the Vienna State Opera in 1994.
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