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Tara Erraught, mezzo-soprano
Dearbhla Collins, piano
Spivey Hall Debut
“A sensation…opulent coloratura with subtlety” (Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich).
A star is born. Elevated from ensemble member to leading lady on five days’ notice, the young Irish mezzo-soprano triumphed in Bellini at the Bavarian State Opera. “Her bright, highly placed voice is evenly produced, full of color and void of artificiality” (Opera News). The Vienna State Opera took notice and cast her in major Rossini roles. Other prestigious international debuts (including the Met) fill her schedule for seasons to come. Why wait? Hear her first at Spivey Hall.
Few emerging artists have captured the attention of the international opera public as the Irish-born mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught. A member of the Bavarian State Opera ensemble, 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, jumping in on five-days notice to perform Romeo in a new production of Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi for an ailing colleague. The latter catapulted Tara Erraught to international attention.
Friends of Spivey Hall Concert Sponsors: Jeanne & Michael Riggall
ProgramJoseph HAYDN Scena de Berenice
Ottorino RESPGIHI O falce di luna; Nebbi; Notte
Johannes BRAHMS Gypsy Songs
Hugo WOLF Mörike Songs
Christoph Willibald Ritter von GLUCK "Amour, viens rendre à mon âme," from Orfeo ed Euridice
Almicare PONCHIELLI "Voce di donna" from Gioconda
Michael William BALFE "Non v'e donna piu felice" from Falstaff