Met Opera Radio pays tribute to late mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig’s life & legacy

Relive two legendary performances from the German opera performer in celebration of her artistry and nearly half-century-long career.

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April 30, 2021

On April 24, the Met mourned the loss of Christa Ludwig, the remarkable German mezzo-soprano who sang 119 performances in 15 roles with the company between 1959 and 1993. In celebration of her extraordinary artistry, relive two of her most memorable appearances on the Met stage on Met Opera Radio (Ch. 355): a 1966 performance of Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten, featuring Ludwig as the Dyer’s Wife, and a 1969 presentation of Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, in which she stars as Octavian.

Broadcast Schedule (all times in ET)

Der Rosenkavalier

May 3 at 3pm

May 5 at 9pm

May 8 at 9am

Die Frau ohne Schatten

May 5 at 12am

May 7 at 9am

May 9 at 3pm