Christa Ludwig

1928 - Today

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Christa Ludwig (16 March 1928 – 24 April 2021) was a German mezzo-soprano and occasional dramatic soprano, distinguished for her performances of opera, lieder, oratorio, and other major religious works like masses, passions, and solos in symphonic literature. Her performing career spanned almost half a century, from the late 1940s until the early 1990s.She sang at many international opera houses and festivals, including at the Vienna State Opera from 1955 to 1994, and at the Metropolitan Opera in many roles. She is remembered for roles such as Mozart's Dorabella, Beethoven's Leonore in Fidelio, Wagner's Kundry, and both Octavian and the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christa Ludwig has received more than 185,458 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Christa Ludwig is the 268th most popular singer (up from 285th in 2019), the 1,445th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,387th in 2019) and the 14th most popular German Singer.

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Among singers, Christa Ludwig ranks 268 out of 3,541Before her are Anthony Kiedis, Giuseppina Strepponi, Eartha Kitt, Franzl Lang, C. C. Catch, and Zucchero Fornaciari. After her are Jussi Björling, Cass Elliot, Hank Williams, F. R. David, Kirsten Flagstad, and Bülent Ersoy.

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Among people born in 1928, Christa Ludwig ranks 108Before her are Edward Albee, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Cy Twombly, Federico Bahamontes, Takeshi Inoue, and Stuart Whitman. After her are Hans Blix, Jean Vanier, John Stewart Bell, Michel Serrault, Pierre Mauroy, and Vyacheslav Tikhonov.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Christa Ludwig ranks 1,445 out of 5,289Before her are Heidi Klum (1973), Dagmar of Bohemia (1186), Mechtilde (1241), Johann Bernhard Basedow (1723), Carl Heinrich Graun (1704), and Arnold Janssen (1837). After her are Matthias Erzberger (1875), Lothar de Maizière (1940), Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia (1860), Horst Schumann (1906), Til Schweiger (1963), and Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle (1809).

Among SINGERS In Germany

Among singers born in Germany, Christa Ludwig ranks 14Before her are Ivan Rebroff (1931), Nina Hagen (1955), Thomas Anders (1963), Nena (1960), Tarkan (1972), and Franzl Lang (1930). After her are Wolf Biermann (1936), Heino (1938), Fancy (1946), Udo Dirkschneider (1952), Fritz Wunderlich (1930), and Marian Gold (1954).