Soprano Julie Ludwig is a versatile young performer, praised for her interpretations of soubrette and lyric coloratura repertoire. Increasingly in demand as a concert soloist, during the 2015-16 season Julie looks forward to performances of Fauré’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Rutter’s Magnificat, Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore, and Cantatas 4 and 21 by Bach. Additionally, she will join the Windsor Symphony Orchestra as Musetta in La Boheme and Opera 5 as Adele in Die Fledermaus.
Recent engagements include “Viennese Extravaganza” with the Toronto Concert Orchestra, Handel’s Messiah with the Bach Elgar Choir, Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem with the Calgary Civic Symphony, and concerts with the Oakville Choral Society, the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra, and the Festival Chorus and Orchestra of Calgary.
As a member of Calgary Opera’s prestigious Emerging Artist Development Program during the 2013-14 season, she performed Lucia in The Rape of Lucretia and covered Elvira in L’italiana in Algeri. Julie also performed Gretel in an English adaptation of Hansel and Gretel which toured Southern Alberta.
Other select operatic credits include Emmie (Albert Herring) alongside Dame Felicity Lott and conducted by Steuart Bedford at the Aldeburgh Music Festival, Despina (Così fan tutte) in Jeunesses Musicales du Canada’s production which toured Eastern Quebec and the Maritimes, Laurie (The Tender Land), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Susanna and Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro), Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica), Oberto (Alcina), and First Witch (Dido and Aeneas).
An alumna of the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, Julie has performed at the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy (COSI), the Halifax Summer Opera Workshop, and has given recitals in Ontario, Manitoba, and British Columbia. She holds a Masters in Vocal Performance from Western University and is the recipient of awards from the London Opera Guild, the Metropolitan Opera National Council, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing, as well as a generous bursary from the Canadian Aldeburgh Foundation.