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Christa Ludwig is dead, aged 93

The celebrated German opera singer, Christa Ludwig, has died at the age of 93.

The mezzo-soprano, who was born in Berlin, died at her home near the Austrian capital, Vienna, on Saturday, her family confirmed.

Ludwig made her debut in Frankfurt aged 18 just after the end of World War Two. She retired in 1994.

The singer was widely praised for the rich quality, range and amplitude of her voice

Christa Ludwig was a German dramatic mezzo-soprano, distinguished for her performances of opera, lieder, oratorio, and other major religious works like masses, passions, and solos contained in symphonic literature. Her performing career spanned almost half a century, from the late 1940s until the early 1990s.

Born: 16 March 1928, Berlin, Germany
Died: 24 April 2021
Spouse: Paul-Émile Deiber (m. 1972–2011), Walter Berry (m. 1957–1970)
Children: Wolfgang Marc Berry, Philippe Deiber
Movies: Leonard Bernstein: Candide, Madama Butterfly, Drei Dirndl in Paris, more

Source: BBC/Wikipedia


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