A star is born. It started with an unexpected debut, replacing an ailing colleague and scoring great acclaim as Romeo in Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi. The rest is history. Tara Erraught is now slated to make her sparkling debuts with the Vienna State Opera (Rosina), Hamburg State Opera (Cenerentola), and, as Octavian in a new production of Der Rosenkavalier at the Glyndebourne Opera Festival.
Not to be missed.
O falce di luna
Four Songs op. 82
“Na to bych se podivala” from The stubborn lovers op. 17
From Mörick Songs
Das verlassene Mägdlein
Lied eines Verliebten
Georg Friedrich Händel
‘Dopo notte’ from Ariodante
‘Lascia chi’io pianga” from Rinaldo
“Una voce poco fa” from Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Born in Dundalk, Ireland, Tara Erraught graduated from the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin. She was a member of the opera studio at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich from 2008 to 2010. From the 2010-11 season she became an ensemble member of the Bavarian State Opera where in early 2011, she scored great acclaim the title role in a new production of L’Enfant et les Sortilèges conducted by Maestro Kent Nagano. A month later, she made her unexpected debut as Romeo in Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi replacing an ailing colleague and garnering brilliant national attention.
The 2011-12 season began with a sparkling debut at the Hamburg State Opera in La Cenerentola. Thereafter, she returned to the Bavarian State Opera – her home company – to sing Il Barbiere di Siviglia, L’enfant et les Sortilèges and Così fan tutte (an opera which she will also perform with the Company on tour in Hong Kong). Her early-season success with Hamburg State Opera led to a subsequent invitation from the company; this time as Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia. In her native land, she takes part in two gala concerts: the first of which celebrates the 30th anniversary of Dublin’s National Concert Hall while the second rings in the New Year with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. Come springtime, she appears in concert at the Rudolfinum in Prague with the Prague Philharmonia conducted by Marco Armiliato.
Ms. Erraught’s makes her Vienna State Opera debut as Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and performs in the world premiere of Iain Bell’s The Harlot’s Progress at the Theater an der Wien; and the title role of a new production of Der Rosenkavalier at the Glyndebourne Opera Festival.
In May of 2008, Ms. Erraught won First Prize in the Jackub Pustine International Singing Competition along with the Zdar nad Sazavou Audience Prize in the Czech Republic. That same year she was awarded both the Houston Grand Opera Prize and Washington National Opera Prize at the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition in Vienna. In 2010 she was named Dublin’s National Concert Hall’s Rising Star Prize.