Particularly starry was Hannah Ludwig in the male role of Pippo, her luxurious mezzo-soprano setting into sinfully rich chest tones without a whisper of vulgarity. - The Observer
Best in show, both of them, was the mezzo-soprano Hannah Ludwig as the faithful friend Pippo in “La Gazza Ladra.” Her tone chocolaty and large, yet with focus and agility, she captured the integral aspect of bel canto, the skill — or perhaps intuition — Mr. Crutchfield is trying to impart: expression emerging from a long, intelligently shaped musical line. - The New York Times
The performance’s most arresting voice belonged to Hannah Ludwig in the trouser role of Pippo, Ninetta’s gayish BFF. Her big, bold mezzo made one sit up and take notice that here was a special artist...
I wouldn’t be surprised if Pippo points the way to an important career for Ludwig in the way it did 60 years ago when Janet Baker performed it at the Wexford Festival. - Parterre Box
...best of all was Hannah Ludwig, whose velvety mezzo-soprano, stylistic confidence and dynamic stage presence made Pippo (Ninetta’s friend, a trouser role) the star of the show. - The Wall Street Journal
The most distinctive voice of all was that of mezzo-soprano Hannah Ludwig in the trouser role of Pippo. Not only was her “Tocchiamo, Beviamo” gorgeous but so were the tiniest of her interventions. - Bachtrak