Mezzo-soprano Hannah Ludwig is currently in her fourth year at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, PA., where she has recently performed the role of Charlotte in Werther, Isabella in L’italiana in Algieri, Frugola in Il Tabarro, and Siebel in Faust. Engagements last season at AVA included Maddalena in Rigoletto and Third Lady. Recently she has also performed Ursule in Berlioz’s Beatrice et Benedict and Third Lady in Mozart’s The Magic Flute at the Aspen Music Festival, Meg Page in the The Merry Wives of Windsor; Third Lady in The Magic Flute; and Jenny Diver in The Threepenny Opera with Pacific Opera Theatre, Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus with Stockton Opera; Ruggiero in Alcina with NAPA Music Festival. This summer she makes her Carnegie Hall debut with Mid America Productions in the Requiem for The Living as well as Sesto in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito at the Aspen Music Festival conducted by Jane Glover. This season Hannah will perform Handel’s Messiah with the Baltimore Symphony, Mozart’s Requiem with the Columbus Symphony, and debut the new Festival Teatro Nuovo as Isaura conducted by Will Crutchfield,and Mozart’s Requiem with Mid America Productions at Carnegie Hall. Future engagements include her Opera Philadelphia debut next fall in Lucia di Lammermoor and her future debut with the Dallas Opera debut as 3rd Lady in Mozart’s The Magic Flute.
Miss Ludwig has achieved numerous awards and recognitions through several competitions. In the spring of 2016 she received encouragement awards from the Gulf coast Regional of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the Licia Albanese-Puccini International Vocal Competition. She is also a Grant winner of the Giulio Gari Vocal competition. She was a two-year finalist in the Tier II Category of the Inaugural James Toland Vocal Competition in Oakland, CA.
Ms. Ludwig received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of the Pacific under Professor Burr Phillips. She also received training from the Taos Opera Institute, Napa Music Festival, and Classical Lyric Arts in France. Hanna currently studies at AVA with Bill Schuman.