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Christa Ludwig

1928 - 2021

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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 201,176 page views. Her biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Christa Ludwig is the 264th most popular singer (up from 268th in 2019), the 1,397th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,445th in 2019) and the 13th most popular German Singer.

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  • 200k

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  • 58.54

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  • 31

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.45

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.29

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Among singers, Christa Ludwig ranks 264 out of 3,528Before her are Teresa Berganza, Corry Brokken, Fabrizio De André, Mylène Farmer, Jessye Norman, and Victoria de los Ángeles. After her are Shirley Bassey, Sade, Jimmy Cliff, Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Mahalia Jackson, and Kiri Te Kanawa.

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Among people born in 1928, Christa Ludwig ranks 99Before her are Cy Twombly, Hans Modrow, Walter Mondale, Robert Sheckley, Sol LeWitt, and Arman. After her are Edward Albee, Joe Jackson, Seymour Papert, Bernard Buffet, Pierre Mauroy, and Eunice Gayson. Among people deceased in 2021, Christa Ludwig ranks 108Before her are Nino Vaccarella, Tamara Press, Kjell Askildsen, David Yonggi Cho, Igor Oistrakh, and Carolyn S. Shoemaker. After her are Kurt Westergaard, Toshihide Maskawa, Nino Castelnuovo, Stephen Sondheim, Djivan Gasparyan, and Marion Ramsey.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Christa Ludwig ranks 1,397 out of 6,142Before her are Boris Becker (1967), Andreas Brehme (1960), Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (1962), Joseph Martin Kraus (1756), Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (1719), and Marie of Hesse-Kassel (1767). After her are Fritz Thyssen (1873), Lilli Palmer (1914), Friedrich von Flotow (1812), Walter Kasper (1933), Garibald I of Bavaria (550), and Franz Xaver Schwarz (1875).

Among SINGERS In Germany

Among singers born in Germany, Christa Ludwig ranks 13Before her are Sandra (1962), Thomas Anders (1963), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (1925), Ivan Rebroff (1931), Nena (1960), and Marian Gold (1954). After her are Fancy (1946), Wolf Biermann (1936), Tarkan (1972), Udo Dirkschneider (1952), Heino (1938), and Franzl Lang (1930).