Tara Erraught (born 1986, Dundalk) is an Irish mezzo-soprano, a graduate of the Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM).
She is noted for her work with Bavarian State Opera, for which she has been given a Pro meritis scientiae et litterarum (de) award.
She is perhaps best known beyond the world of opera for the controversy about reviews she received when she played Octavian in a production by Richard Jones of Der Rosenkavalier at Glyndebourne in 2014. Critics including Andrew Clark (in the Financial Times), Rupert Christiansen (in the The Daily Telegraph), and Richard Morrison (in The Times) felt her physique and costume made her an implausible young male lover in this breeches role. It was note...
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Tara Erraught singing 'Non più mesta'
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at The Kennedy Center - Webbandstand.com
... fabulous twists to the traditional fairy tale. American mezzo-soprano and 2013 Richard Tucker Award winner Isabel Leonard alternates in the title role with celebrated Irish mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught in her U.S. debut. Preview the opera.
Author: Webbandstand (7 Apr 2015)
Cinderella: Washington National Opera Washington, D.C. ...
And rotating in the lead role of Angelina is American mezzo-soprano and 2013 Richard Tucker Award winner Isabel Leonard and celebrated Irish mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught in her U.S. debut. Gifted conductor Speranza Scappucci also ...
Author: unknown (6 Apr 2015)
KAROUSOS ART CRITICS: Washington National Opera ...
Rossini's retelling of the Cinderella story adds a few twists in a whimsical production featuring two mezzo-sopranos alternating in the title role: Isabel Leonard, the 2013 Richard Tucker Award winner, and Tara Erraught, making her U.S. debut.
Author: Panayoti Karousos (23 Mar 2015)