Karel Martin Ludvik

Bass Baritone Karel Martin Ludvik was born in Montreal, Canada. He has been a member of the ensemble at the Aalto Theater Essen in Germany since 2016.

In the 2020-2021 artistic season, he will perform the role of Antonio (Le Nozze di Figaro) at the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Marquis d’Obigny (La Traviata), Sprecher (The Magic Flute) Tobias Micha (The Bartered Bride) as well as Big Man in the world premiere of Gordon Kampes Dogville at Aalto Theater Essen.

At the Deutschen Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf he will perform the role of Hortentius (La fille du Régiment) and at Opéra de Dijon, Dr. Kolenaty (The Makropulos Case). In 2021-2022 his role debut of Wolfram (Tannhäuser) will take place at the Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern. Recently performed roles include Fasolt (Das Rheingold), Orsini (Rienzi), Heerrufer (Lohengrin), Melot (Tristan und Isolde), Water Sprite (Vodník) and Hunter (Rusalka), Micha (The Bartred Bride), Frank (Die Fledermaus), Fra Melitone (La forza del destino), Pistola (Falstaff), Sprecher (die Zauberflöte), Oberthal (Le Prophete), Feri Bacsi (die Csárdásfürstin), Antonio (Le nozze di Figaro), Crespel, Spalanzani, Schlemil (Les contes d’Hoffmann), Masetto (Don Giovanni), Fiorello (Barbiere di Siviglia), Zar/Inquisitor (Candide), Schwarzer Minister (Le Grand Macabre), Pfleger (Elektra), Zweiter Soldat (Salome), Morbio (die schweigsame Frau). Recent concert engagements include the Petite Messe Solennelle (Rossini), Requiem (Fauré), the St. John- and St. Matthew Passion as well as the Mass in B minor (J. S. Bach), Et in Terrra Pax (Frank Martin) and Arvo Pa¨rts Passio, in addition to as song recitals.

Guest engagements include Bavarian State Opera Munich, Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern, Theater Basel, Hannover State Opera, Theater Basel, Aalto Opera Essen, Tyrolean State Opera Innsbruck, Hessen State Opera Wiesbaden, Oldenburg State Opera, Dutch National Opera, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Musiktheater am Revier, Gelsenkirchen, Harpa Rekjavik, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Merkin Hall New York, Rotterdam Opera Festival, Mozart Festival Augsburg among others.

Performances on the concert stage include Concertgebouw Amsterdam, De Doelen Rotterdam, Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, Musikforum Ruhr Bochum, Circulo de Bellas Artes Madrid, Palau Moja Barcelona, as well as Montreal’s Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur and Oscar Peterson Hall among others.

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