Biography


Australian Soprano Louise Hudson made her European Debut in the State Theatre of Kosice in 2004 as Donna Anna in Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni. Since then she has quickly progressed to the Theatres of first Prague and Bratislava and then on to Germany, Spain, Italy and Hungary.


Her operatic repertoire includes the Verdi Heroines in

  1. Nabucco (Prague, Bratislava, Osnabrück, Bad Schwalbach, Sopron, Ostrava, Brno, Kosice, Banska Bystrica, Zvolen)

  2. Macbeth (Bratislava, Madrid, Zaragoza, Poznan, Ulm, Murcia, Brno)

  3. Il Trovatore (Kosice, Madrid, Murcia, Logrono, Bratislava)

  4. Attila (Banska Bystrica, Hukvaldy, Plovdiv)

  5. Aida (Bratislava, Plovdiv)

  6. I Due Foscari (Bratislava, with Leo Nucci)

  7. I Lombardi all prima crociata (Erfurt)

  8. I Vespri Siciliani (Brno)


Her repertoire also includes

  1. Puccini’s Tosca (Bratislava, Madrid, Zaragoza, Kosice, Sopron) and Turandot (Bratislava)

  2. Mozart’s Vitellia - La Clemenza di Tito (Prague) and Donna Anna - Don Giovanni (Kosice, Prague, Bratislava)

  3. Mascagni’s Santuzza - Cavalleria Rusticana (Bratislava)

  4. Beethoven’s Leonora - Fidelio (Concert in Venice)

  5. Verdi‘s Requiem - Soprano Solist (Slovak Philharmonia - Cond. Emmanuel Villaume) Festival of Sacred Music (Olomouc)


Louise studied Mathematics and Physics at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, before deciding on a career in Music. She has experimented with various musical styles in the past including Jazz and contemporary music.

Louise performed regularly at the Sydney Opera House and in the Victorian Arts centre for Opera Australia and was a sought after recitalist. She was successful in all of the major vocal competitions in Australia, including the Metropolitan Opera Auditions, The Remy Martin Opera Awards, The German opera Award and The McDonalds Operatic Aria competition. In 1997 Louise was the recipient of a European Study grant from the Australian Opera and Arts support Committee, at which time, she travelled to Germany to study with Martino Stamos and Elizabeth Whitehouse. The basis of Louise's phenomenal vocal technique was learned in Australia with Donald Munro, since coming to Europe Louise has studied with many exciting teachers, including Eva Blahova, Gabriela Beňačková and Elizabeth Connell. She is currently maintaining and extending her impressive technique with Alessandra Althoff Pugliese in Venice.

Soprano