Tara Erraught Mezzo-soprano

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Born in Ireland, Tara Erraught graduated from the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin and studied with Brigitte Fassbaender. Until 2018, she was a member of the opera studio of the Bavarian State Opera (Munich) where she performed many leading roles of her repertoire, including Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel), Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), Sesto (La clemenza di Tito), Romeo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi). She performs there regularly as guest artist in the roles of the Composer (Ariadne auf Naxos), Rosina (The Barber of Seville) and Adalgisa (Norma).

She also took part in the creation of Miroslav Srnka's opera South Pole (as Kathleen Scott) under Kirill Petrenko. She made her role debut as Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier) at Glyndebourne Festival. She portrayed Rosina and Angelina (La Cenerentola) at Wien and Hamburg Staatsoper, La Cenerentola at Washington Opera, Nicklausse (The Tales of Hoffmann) and Hänsel at Metropolitan Opera New York, Annio (La clemenza di Tito) at Baden-Baden Festival.

Though now developing her soprano repertoire, she has performed the title role in Maria Stuarda at Irish National Opera, Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) at Wien Staatsoper, Rosina and Donna Elvira at Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Vitellia (La clemenza di Tito) and Mrs Alice Ford (Falstaff) at Hamburg Staatsoper.

At the Paris Opera: Iphigénie en Tauride (title role), 2021; Cendrillon (title role), 2022

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