March 5, 2019
Mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught to sing Marguerite in Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Damnation of Faust March 8-10

International Irish mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught will step in this week with the acclaimed Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall, where she will perform Marguerite in the symphony's March 8 and 10 concerts of Berlioz's Damnation of Faust. She steps in for French mezzo-soprano Clementine Margaine, who had to withdraw due to illness (see attached press release from the symphony).

The performances will mark Ms. Erraught's debut with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, as well as her debut in the role. Rarely staged, the symphony describes the work as " a powerful, blockbuster work that is considered a 'dramatic legend,' neither a symphony nor an opera." The concerts will feature a 98-piece orchestra led by Music Director Manfred Honeck, along with over 170 chorus members (the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Youth Chorus). Ms. Erraught joins soloists Charles Castronovo, Luca Pisaroni, and Alexander Birch Elliott.

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