Born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, Juno and Dora Award–winning mezzo-soprano Andrea Ludwig is an artist of tremendous depth and versatility. Andrea has appeared with the Canadian Opera Company in numerous roles including Nireno in Handel’s Julius Caesar, the Second Niece in Britten’s Peter Grimes, Flora in The Turn of the Screw, Moira in Poul Ruders’ The Handmaid’s Tale, and Liesgen in Bach’s Coffee Cantata.
Very much in demand for contemporary opera, Andrea has been involved in many of Tapestry Opera’s projects, including their Liblab and Opera Briefs as well as newly premiered operas Shelter, Oksana G, and most recently The Overcoat: A Musical Tailoring.
Andrea was Nada in the multi-Dora-nominated Queen of Puddings production of Ana Sokolovic’s Svadba (The Wedding), which had its world premiere in Toronto in June 2011. She reprised the role of Nada in France, Serbia and Ireland in 2012; at Edmonton Opera and Philadelphia Opera in 2013; at San Francisco Opera in 2016; and at the prestigious Festival D’Aix en Provence in 2015.
Andrea’s commitment to concert performance remains a strong focus. She has appeared with Symphony Nova Scotia, Symphony New Brunswick, Orchestre Symphonique de Drummondville, Shanghai New Music Festival, Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO), Against the Grain Theatre, Toronto Masque Theatre, Soundstreams, Off Centre Music Salon, and the TSO Chamber Soloists.
Recordings include the ECMA-nominated Schubert Orchestrations with Symphony Nova Scotia; Responsio by Peter Anthony Togni; Galicians II with the Ukrainian Art Song Project; the ATMA label recording of Ana Sokolovic’s Sirens; and the UK Chandos recording of Thaïs: Grand Opera in Concert with the TSO and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir under the direction of Sir Andrew Davis.