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International Concert Series 2018/2019

Tara Erraught, mezzo-soprano
Dr. John O’Conor, piano

Friday 26th April 2019

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evening echo

...even to the uninitiated it is obvious that Tara Erraught could probably sing the phone book and make it a moving experience...

Liszt Enfant, si j'étais roi    
Oh! quand j’ador
Die Lorelei

Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht
Ging heut’ Morgen über’s Feld
Ich hab' ein glühend Messer
Die zwei blauen Augen von meinem Schatz

Strauss Allerseelen
Die Nacht

Rossini Cantata: Giovanna d’Arco

Copland American Folk songs
At the River    
Simple Gifts

Ivor Novello  My Dearest Dear      
Waltz of My Heart
We’ll Gather Lilacs

The Irish Times writes of Irish mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught; ‘she has that elusive X factor, that hidden message saying that she’s standing on the stage for her own pleasure as well as for yours’. The Irish singing sensation, now based in Munich, has made an impressive 33 role debuts as resident principal soloist at Bayerische Staatsoper. In 2017 she made her debut at New York’s world famous Metropolitan Opera House before taking up the lead role of Susanna in the newly formed Irish National Opera’s production of The Marriage of Figaro to great acclaim. 

The NCH is delighted to have this opportunity to present Erraught in recital in her International Concert Series debut accompanied by world renowned Irish pianist and 2017 NCH Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Dr. John O’Conor. 

Presented by NCH 
Supported by The Irish Times  and RTÉ Supporting the Arts



Erraught appeared as a singer now at the height of her powers, blending an innate sense of musicality with a youthful voice and well-honed technique"