Mezzo-soprano Hannah Ludwig is a recent graduate of the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, PA., where she performed the roles of Charlotte in Massenet’s Werther, Isabella in Rossini’s L’italiana in Algieri, Frugola in Puccini’s Il Tabarro, Siebel in Gounod’s Faust , Maddalena in Verdi’s Rigoletto, the Third Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, and the Komponist in Strauss’ Ariade auf Naxos. For the Aspen Music Festival she has performed the roles of Ursule in Berlioz’s Beatrice et Benedict, and Sesto in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito conducted by Jane Glover.
With Pacific Opera Theatre she has been seen as Meg Page in Nicolai’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, Third Lady in The Magic Flute, and Jenny Diver in Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera. She made her role debut as Prince Orlofsky in Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus with Stockton Opera, and sang Ruggiero in Handel’s Alcina with NAPA Music Festival.
In 2017 Hannah made her Carnegie Hall debut in the Requiem for The Living, and was invited back in May 2018 to perform Mozart’s Requiem. She performed Handel’s Messiah with the Baltimore Symphony this past December and also debuted as Isaura in Rossini’s Tancredi with Will Crutchfield’s new festival Teatro Nuovo in the summer of 2018. Hannah also made her Opera Philadelphia debut this fall in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, which will be closely followed by her debut as Rosina in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Annapolis Opera. Future engagements include Pippo in La Gazza Ladra with Teatro Nuovo, and her debut with the Dallas Opera as 3rd Lady in Mozart’s The Magic Flute.
Miss Ludwig has achieved numerous awards and recognitions through several competitions including; second prize in the Loren L. Zachary Vocal Competition in 2018. 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 a Grant Winner of the Giulio Gari Vocal competition and was a two-year finalist in the Tier II Category of the Inaugural James Toland Vocal Competition in Oakland, CA.