The New York Times calls mezzo-soprano Hannah Ludwig “best in show” and further exclaims “Her tone chocolaty and large, yet with focus and agility, she captured the integral aspect of bel canto…expression emerging from a long, intelligently shaped musical line.” In the 2020-21 season, she returns to Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia in a made-for-digital production with Opera Louisiane and is presented in “Songs from a Distance,” a recital featuring Schubert, Argento, Boyle, and Musto by Opera Delaware and Baltimore Concert Opera. Her scheduled performances of Szymanowski’s Stabat mater with Gianandrea Noseda conducting the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center and on tour at the Edinburgh Festival were cancelled due to COVID-19. Her return to Teatro Nuovo as Calbo in Maometto II was cancelled due to COVID-19 and her international debut with the Bochumer Symphoniker has been postponed to a later date. Last season, she sang her first performances of Giovanna Seymour in Anna Bolena with Baltimore Concert Opera and returned to Dritte Dame in Die Zauberflöte in her company debut with Dallas Opera. Unfortunately, her debut with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Buenos Aires at the Teatro Colón Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde was also cancelled in the wake of COVID-19.