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Tara Erraught


Irish-born mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught enjoys an ever-growing international career, acclaimed for her rich voice, expansive range and dynamic stage presence. She makes her debut with Oxford Lieder in this concert. She has performed at The Metropolitan Opera, Gran Teatre Del Liceu, Theater an der Wein, Berlin Staatsoper, Glyndebourne Opera Festival, Ireland’s Irish National Opera, Opera Theater Company and Wide Open Opera, the Salzburg Festival, and at the BBC Proms.

2018-19 engagements include Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with Staatsoper Berlin, debuts with Oxford Lieder and the symphony orchestras of Indianapolis and Milwaukee, and recitals for Ireland’s National Concert Hall and Drogheda Classical Music Series. Ms. Erraught recently completed a decade-long tenure (2010-2018) as resident principal soloist with Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper, during which she made 41 role debuts; she returns this season as Despina in Cosi fan Tutte and Hansel in Hansel und Gretel.

Ms. Erraught has sung in recitals and concerts throughout the United States, Canada, Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Performance credits include Wigmore Hall; Welsh National Opera’s International Concert Series; New York’s Carnegie Hall, Weill Hall; Austria’s Schubertiade, Schwarzenberg; the Celebrity Series of Boston; France’s Le Grand Foyer Series, Opera de Lille; Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Terrace Theater; Kansas City’s Harriman-Jewell Series; Vancouver Recital Society; Japan’s Tokyo Opera Nomori, solo opera gala concerts with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra; and Munich’s Nymphenburg Sommer and Bayerische Festspiele.

She sings Annius on Deutsche Gramophone’s July 2018 live recording of Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito.

A graduate of Dublin’s Royal Irish Academy of Music, the Dundalk native’s honors include a Promeritis scientiae et litterarum from the Bavarian government in recognition for outstanding contribution to the arts.