Few emerging artists have captured the attention of the international opera public as the Irish-born mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught.
A member of the ensemble of the Bayerische Staatsoper, she won widespread acclaim in February 2011, first in the title role of a new production of Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges and, in the same month, perform Romeo in a new production of Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi.
Over the past few seasons, Ms. Erraught’s international stature has continued to grow, and the 2013-2014 season reaffirms this with a world premiere, and three role debuts amongst other engagements. In late spring/early summer 2013, Tara Erraught sings Nicklausse/The Muse in Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann with the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich.
In the Fall 2013/ performances include creating the role of Kitty in the world premiere of Iain Bell’s A Harlot’s Progress at Theater an der Wien; and with Bayerische Staatsoper she reprises her role as Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel, and as Angelina in La Cenerentola. Also in Munich, Ms. Erraught makes her role debut as Sesto in Mozart’s La Clemenza de Tito.
In season 2014/15 at the Glyndebourne Festival, another role debut, Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier. Summer engagements include the Bayerische Staatsoper’s productions of Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten and the second set of performances of La clemenza di Tito. Among future engagements, La Cenerentola in Hamburg and Washington, Nozze di Figaro in San Francisco.
A native of Dundalk, Ireland, Tara Erraught graduated from the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin and has been a member of the opera studio at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich since 2008.
Ms. Erraught won First Prize in the Jakub Pustina International Singing Competition in the Czech Republic along with the Zdar nad Sazavou Audience Prize in May 2008. In that same year she was awarded with both the Houston Grand Opera Prize and the Washington National Opera Prize at the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition in Vienna. In March of 2010 she was awarded the National Concert Hall’s Rising Star Award in Dublin. She has also won the Dermott Troy Award for the Best Irish Singer.
Tara Erraught continue her studies in Dublin with soprano Veronica Dunne. In Munich she has the privilege to improve with famed German mezzo-soprano Brigitte Fassbaender her current repertoire.