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MEZZO-SOPRANO HANNAH LUDWIG TO PERFORM PROKOFIEV’S ALEXANDER NEVSKY
Colorado Symphony will also perform Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture April 26-28 at Boettcher Concert Hall
April 5, 2019 – Denver, CO – Mezzo-soprano Hannah Ludwig has been announced as featured soloist on the Colorado Symphony’s April 26-28 performances of Sergei Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky at Boettcher Concert Hall.
The performances also features Rimsky-Korsakov’s Russian Easter Overture and Borodin’s “Polovtsian Dances” from Prince Igor before culminating in Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.
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.
Most recently Hannah made her Carnegie Hall debut in the Requiem for The Living, performed Handel’s Messiah with the Baltimore Symphony, and Mozart’s Requiem with the Columbus Symphony. She also debuted as Isaura in Rossini’s Tancredi with Will Crutchfield’s new festival Teatro Nuovo in the summer of 2018. Upcoming engagements include her Opera Philadelphia debut in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, and Rosina in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Annapolis Opera. Future engagements include Mahler’s 2nd Symphony with Flint Symphony, 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.
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ABOUT THE COLORADO SYMPHONY
One of the leading orchestras in the United States, the Colorado Symphony Association is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization performing more than 150 concerts annually at Boettcher Concert Hall in downtown Denver and across Colorado. Led by Music Director Brett Mitchell, the Colorado Symphony is home to eighty full-time musicians, representing more than a dozen nations, and regularly welcomes the most celebrated artists from the world of symphonic music and beyond. In the last year, the Colorado Symphony served nearly 233,000 people attending live performances at concert and non-traditional venues throughout Colorado’s Front Range. In addition, over 265,000 people listen to the Colorado Symphony through Colorado Public Radio’s live broadcasts of classical content featuring concert recordings, in-studio performances of individual musicians and small ensembles, and live streaming of interviews and performances with artists. Recognized as an incubator of innovation, creativity, and excellence, the Colorado Symphony continually expands its reach through education, outreach, and programming. The Colorado Symphony partners with the state’s leading musical artists, cultural organizations, corporations, foundations, sports teams, and individuals to expose diverse audiences to the transformative power of music. To learn more, visit coloradosymphony.org.