Hannah Ludwig, mezzo-soprano
Mezzo-soprano Hannah Ludwig is a recent graduate of the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, PA., where she has performed the roles of Isabella in L'Italiana in Algeri, Charlotte in Werther, Frugola in Il Tabarro, Maddalena in Rigoletto, The Nurse in The Demon, Third Lady in Die Zaberflöte, Azucena in Il Trovatore, Fricka in Das Rheingold, and The Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos. She has also performed in the Aspen Music Festival as Ursule in Béatrice et Bénédict conducted by Maestro Johannes Debus and Sesto in La clemenza di Tito conducted by Maestro Jane Glover. Other roles include Ruggiero in Alcina with the Napa Music Festival and Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus with Stockton Opera. Ms. Ludwig's concert appearances include Handel's Messiah with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Mozart's Requiem and Forrest's Requiem for the Living with MidAmerica Productions at Carnegie Hall. This summer, she made her role debut as Isaura in Rossini's Tancredi in the inaugural season of Teatro Nuovo under the baton of Will Crutchfield. In the 2018/2019 season, Ms. Ludwig makes debuts with Opera Philadelphia as Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor, and with Annapolis Opera in her role debut as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia. She also makes concert debuts with The Columbus Symphony in Mozart's Requiem, The Flint Symphony Orchestra in Mahler's Symphony No.2, and returns to Teatro Nuovo in her role debut as Pippo in La gazza ladra.
Ms. Ludwig has achieved numerous awards through several competitions. She recently was awarded 2nd Place in the 2018 Loren L Zachary Society for the Performing Arts Vocal Competition in Beverly Hills, CA. She has received encouragement awards from the James Toland Vocal Arts Competition, The Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition, 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.
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 Aspen Music Festival, Taos Opera Institute, Napa Music Festival, and Classical Lyric Arts in France.