Ľudovít Ludha

Ludovit Ludha is one of the most successful Slovak opera singer. He studied at the Music Academy in Bratislava. He started his international carrier at the Salzburger Festspiele under baton of James Levine in 1987. Ludha is the soloist of the Slovak National Opera since 1988.

He has excelled as a lyric or spinto tenor both at his home base and abroad. His most successful roles have included Gounod´s ´Faust´ and ´Romeo´, Pinkerton in ´Madame Butterfly´, Alfredo in ´La traviata´, Lensky in ´Eugene Onegin´, Jeník in ´The Bartered Bride´, and Rodolfo in ´La Bohème´, though also Verdi´s ´Don Carlos´. He has a wealth of experience with 20th-century opera, including as the Astrologer in Rimsky-Korsakov´s ´The Golden Cockerel´ and Aron in Schoenberg´s ´Moses and Aron´.

Ludovit Ludha sang on stages in all continents as:

Amsterdam and Utrecht: Stabat mater (Dvořák)

Ankara: Stabat mater (Dvořák), Requiem (Mozart)

Athens: Requiem (Mozart)

Berlín: Te Deum (Kodály), Glagolitic Mass (Janacek), Les noces (Stravinskij)

Bologna and Parma: Carmina burana

Budapest: Oidipus Rex

Buenos Aires / Teatro Colon: Katerina Izmailovna (Zinovij)

Cairo: Concert of three tenors under piramides

Cremona: Requiem (Mozart)

Cagliari: Carmina burana

Dijon: Katerina Izmailovna (Zinovij)

Jena: Requiem (Verdi)

Jerusalem / Jerusalem festival: Faust (Gounod)

Linz and Innsbruck: Requiem (Verdi)

Leipzig: Glagolitic Mass (Janacek)

Lisabon: Glagolitic Mass (Janacek)

Liverpool: Glagolitic Mass (Janacek)

Madrid / Teatro Real: Katerina Izmailovna (Zinovij)

Manchester and Leeds: Requiem and Stabat mater (Dvořák)

Metz: Eugene Onegin (Lenskij)

Milano: Nelson messe

Munich: Opera Gala, Katerina Izmailovna (Zinovij)

Montreal: King Roger

Naples / Teatro San Carlo: Katerina Izmailovna (Zinovij)

New York / Carnegie Hall: King Roger (Szymanowski)

Nurnberg: Requiem (Dvořák)

Palermo and Catania: Messa in la minore (Bellini)

Paris: Glagolitic Mass (Janacek), Symphony No. 3 (Szymanowski), Oidipus Rex

Prague: Jenufa, Bohème, Faust

Roma / Teatro dell´Opera di Roma

Salzburg / Festspiele: Requiem and Coronation Mass (Mozart)

Sao Paolo: Bartók, Kodály

Sydney: Glagolitic Mass (Janacek)

Taipei: Glagolitic Mass (Janacek)

Tampere: Don Carlos

Tokio, Osaka, Kyoto: King Roger

Torino: Bach

Venezia / La Fenice: The Cunning Little Vixen (Janacek)

Vienna / Musikverein: Concert (Tchaikovsky)

Wexford / Festival: Šárka (Fibich), Iris (Mascagni)

and others.

Ludha cooperated with BBC Symphony Orchestra, MDR Sinfonieorchester, Royal Liverpool Philharmonie Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, MAV Orchestra Budapest, Czech Philharmonic, Slovak Philharmonic, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra and many others.

Ludovit Ludha sang under baton of many famous conductors as James Levine, Sir Neville Marriner, Charles Dutoit, Mstislav Rostropovič, Gennadij Roždestvenskij, James Judd, András Ligetti, Jiří Bělohlávek, Libor Pešek, Zoltán Peskó, Vachtung Kachidze, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Marek Janowski, Ondrej Lenárd, Leoš Svárovský …

Verdi: Rigoletto, La donna e mobile
Giacomo Puccini: Aria from “The girl from the golden west”
P.I.Cajkovskij: Eugen Onegin, aria Lenskij