‘Fat-pack’ critic-attacked mezzo to debut at Carnegie Hall
The young Irish mezzo Tara Erraught, who was grossly targeted by London critics for her body shape, will make her Carnegie Hall debut on December 4. Go, Tara!
Irish mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught returns to the United States this December for series debut recitals at Celebrity Series of Boston and New York City’s Carnegie Hall, Weill Hall, following her acclaimed US opera debut with Washington National Opera in Washington, DC this past May. The recitals also mark her official performance debuts in each city.
DECEMBER 2, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Celebrity Series of Boston, Longy’s Pickman Hall
DECEMBER 4, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Carnegie Hall (Salon Encores)
Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York
Tara Erraught, mezzo-soprano
Henning Ruhe, piano
“Juchhe!,” Op. 6, No. 4
“Wie Melodien zieht es mir”
“Meine Liebe ist grun”
“Da unten im Tale” from Deutsche Volkslieder, No. 6
“Der Alpenjager” from Drei Lieder aus Wilhelm Tell
“Mein Kind, war ich Konig”
“O komm in Traum”
“Blow, blow, thou winter wind”
“Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal”
(Please refer to links below for recital program order.)
The recitals follow autumn performances in the singer’s native country: in September Ms. Erraught served as one of 11 honorary ambassadors and performed at RTE Arena in Meeting House Square for Ireland’s Culture Night 2015, a significant national all-island cultural event involving over 900 venues throughout Ireland celebrating culture, creativity and the arts; she then made her recital debut in October at Wexford Festival, and in November gave recitals at Dublin’s National Concert Hall, and Music For Galway (series debut).
This autumn Ms. Erraught also made her debut with the Sonderjyllands Symfoniorkester (South Denmark Philharmonic), appeared in recital at the United Kingdom’s Wigmore Hall, and sang the role of Rosina in performances of Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Bayerische Staatsoper, where she has been a resident principal soloist since 2010. Also with Bayerische, she will sing the role of Despina in Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte in late November prior to traveling to the US.