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Tara Erraught is one of the leading international singers whose versatile repertoire ranges from Baroque to Mozart, the Bel Canto repertoire, Romanticism and contemporary music.

Tara Erraught's 2023/24 season begins with Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) at the Opéra de Paris under the direction of Alexander Soddy. She returns to the Bayerische Staatsoper as Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Adalgisa (Norma). At the Bavarian State Opera's guest performance in Hong Kong, she will participate as the Komponist (Ariadne auf Naxos). At the Hamburg State Opera she will make her debut in a new production as Vitellia (La clemenza di Tito). A special honor is the invitation to the Jubilee Song Recital celebrating the 100th birthday of Victoria de los Angeles in Barcelona, which she will also present at London's Wigmore Hall.

Highlights of recent seasons include her role debut of the title role in Iphigénie en Tauride at the Opéra de Paris, where she was also acclaimed as Cendrillon, and her role debut as Maria Stuarda at Irish National Opera. In Hamburg, she made her debut as Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte) and Alice (Falstaff). At the Vienna State Opera she was celebrated as Donna Elvira under Philippe Jordan. She attracted special attention as Hansel in Hansel and Gretel at the Bavarian State Opera, Rosina at the Berlin State Opera and the Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos at the Hamburg State Opera. In addition, Tara Erraught has given recitals at Wigmore Hall London, Schubertiade, Munich, Barcelona, Oxford and Eppan. Concert engagements have taken her to the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Herbert Blomstedt, to the Minnesota Orchestra under Simone Young, to the Munich Radio Orchestra under Alexander Soddy with a Mozart gala, and to the Wexford Festival with Rossini's Petite Messe Solenelle. Under the direction of Eun Sun Kim, the artist performed Beethoven's 9th Symphony in Duisburg. In addition, her international concert activities have taken her to New York's Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center Washington, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver, Savannah, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Dublin, Lyon and Tokyo, among others. With the Philadelphia Orchestra she sang Mozart's Requiem under Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Important engagements in recent seasons include Nicklausse in Offenbach's Tales of Hoffmann and Hansel in Hansel and Gretel at the Metropolitan Opera New York, Stéphano in Romeo et Juliette at the Liceu Barcelona, Angelina in Cenerentola at the Munich Opera Festival, and Annius in Mozart's Clemenza di Tito alongside Joyce DiDonato and Rolando Villazon under Yannick Nézet-Séguin at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. At the Bavarian State Opera, her roles have included Susanna (Nozze di Figaro), Despina, Orlofsky, Sesto, Romeo, as Kathleen Scott in the successful world premiere of Srnka's opera South Pole, and she made her role debut as the Composer in Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos. As Angelina, she made her acclaimed U.S. debut at Washington National Opera, made guest appearances as Rosina and Angelina at the Hamburg Staatsoper, sang the world premiere of Iain Bell's A Harlot's Progress at Theater an der Wien, and made her role debut as Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier at the Glyndebourne Festival and BBC Proms. At the Vienna State Opera, in addition to Rosina, she was successful as Angelina in the new production of La Cenerentola, for which she was hailed by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung as the "New Bel Canto Queen." At the 2016 Salzburg Festival, she made her debut as Siebel in Gounod's Faust. Her Octavian in Richard Strauss' Rosenkavalier has been released on DVD by Opus Arte.

Born in Dundalk, Ireland, Tara Erraught graduated from the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin. From 2008 she was a member of the Opera Studio of the Bavarian State Opera, and from 2010 to 2018 she was part of the ensemble. Tara Erraught works regularly with Brigitte Fassbaender.


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