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Thursday, 6th December 2018

Singing sensation Tara Erraught returns for a very special concert in Drogheda

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Tara Erraught singing n St. Peter's Church of Ireland, Drogheda on Thursday 13th December as part of the Drogheda Classical Music series of concerts. 

She’s sung at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, won awards and plaudits around the world for her performances and recordings, and now singing sensation Tara Erraught who the New York Times described as having “a beautifully formed mezzo-soprano voice” returns to her home county on Thursday 13th December for a very special concert in Drogheda.

With a wide repertoire Tara enjoys an ever-growing international career on the opera, orchestra and recital stages. Since her last performance in Drogheda, Tara has gone on to have leading roles at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and feature on a Deutsche Gramophone’s live recording of Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito.

A former pupil of singing teacher Geraldine McGee, Tara continued her studies with Dr Veronica (Ronnie) Dunne in Dublin before taking up a position in the Opera Studio of Bayerische Staatsoper in 2008. Since then, she has taken the operatic world by storm.

In 2011, she made headlines and gained worldwide attention when she stepped in with five days’ notice, learning the role of Romeo in Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi for the Bayerische Staatsoper.

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A resident principal soloist with the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich from 2010 - 2018, amongst her awards are a prestigious Promeritis scientiae et litterarum (2013) from the Bavarian government in recognition for outstanding contribution to the arts. 

“…even to the uninitiated it is obvious that Tara Erraught could probably sing the phone book and make it a moving experience ….” – Evening Echo 

On Thursday 13th December at 7:30pm in St Peter’s Church of Ireland, Drogheda, Tara will be joined by one of Ireland's foremost pianists Dearbhla Collins and clarinettist, Ulrich Pluta to perform Schubert’s glorious Shepherd on the Rock, well known operatic arias Lascia chio Pianga, Mozart’s Parto Parto plus seasonal specials including O Holy Night.

Tickets are €19 / €17 conc (in advance) or €20 / €18 (on the door). Student / child ticket €5. Booking is highly recommended and available through Droichead Arts Centre on 041 9833946 or www.droichead.com

Drogheda Classical Music is presented in partnership with Droichead Arts Centre and funded by the Arts Council and Create Louth with sponsorship from the d hotel.

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