In this production of Humperdinck’s fairy-tale opera, based on the Brothers Grimm story, Tara sings the role of Hansel (excepting December 28). A Metropolitan Opera holiday presentation in English, conducted by Donald Runnicles.
Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala 2017
With Stephanie Blythe, Javier Camarena, Tara Erraught,
Vittorio Grigolo, Ailyn Pérez, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Bryn Terfel and Tamara Wilson, Maestro Nicola Luisotti
Nadine Sierra-2017 Richard Tucker Award Winner
Tara sings the role of Susanna in Irish National Opera's first season highlight production - The Marriage of Figaro. Five performances - Apr 13, 2018 at Wexford National Opera House, April 17, 18, 20, & 21, 2018 at Dublin Gaiety Theatre
Led by Peter Whelan, conductor, directed by Patrick Mason, with Irish National Opera Chorus and Irish Chamber Orchestra
Tara Erraught featured in article on trouser roles in The Daily Beast
"The start of the Met seasons is always an exciting time. A new production of a major classic to kick off the year, followed, usually, by a slew of other classic productions. Usually, we also get a new star making a prominent debut, as is the case with mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught, who is coming to the Met as Nicklausse in 'Les Contes d’Hoffmann.'"
Live Music: Met Opera Singers
Listen to Angel Blue, Tara Erraught and Golda Schultz, 3 female singers who are making their debut soon at The Metropolitan Opera. Dan Saunders accompanies on the piano.
"Tara Erraught sang the entire programme from memory, and her performance was notable for her highly communicative manner, creating a sense of character in each of the items and conveying a real feeling of engagement, enjoyment and enthusiasm. Singing with a beautifully modulated and bright toned mezzo-soprano, there was a freshness to her lieder performances in the first half, which made even the more routine items seem something special. She is clearly a great story-teller..." Planet Hughill
Tara will make her double bill debut at the The Metropolitan Opera as Nicklausse in Les Contes d'Hoffmann Sep 26,30
Oct 4, 7, 13, 21, 24,and 28, 2017 and Hansel in Hansel und Gretel Dec 18, 22, 26, 30m, Jan 1,6, 2018!
Tara Erraught is the brightest opera star of her generation but already in her career she's had to deal with harsh critics and transatlantic controversy. She spoke to Donal Lynch.