Born in Berlin in 1928, the mezzo soprano Christa Ludwig celebrates her 80th Birthday in 2008.
In this programme we follow Christa Ludwig giving a master class on the stage of Vienna's Volkstheater in 1999. This is Ludwig the opera singer using her natural charm to motivate young singers. With friendly advice, she turns notes into music and draws surprising performances from a new generation of soloists.
Benoît Dunoyer de Segonzac (bass) - André Arpino (drums)
Gerald Moore, piano
With Charles Spencer
With Stella Grigorian, Valerij Serkin and Marcus Pelz