Tara Erraught, Dearbhla Collins & Ulrich Pluta

THURSDAY 13 DECEMBER, 2018

Tara Erraught, Dearbhla Collins & Ulrich Pluta

THURSDAY 13 DECEMBER, 2018

Get that festive feeling with this stellar lineup

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Tara Erraught is riding the crest of a wave at present. Her rich, radiant voice and superb stage presence make her much in-demand as a performer. For this pre-Christmas concert, Tara will be joined by musical partners Dearbhla Collins and Ulrich Pluta for Schubert’s beautiful Shepherd on the Rock as well as some well-known operatic and seasonal favourites.

Join us for Schubert’s Shepherd on the Rock plus some seasonal music

Join us for Schubert’s Shepherd on the Rock plus some seasonal music

Join us for Schubert’s Shepherd on the Rock plus some seasonal music

Tara Erraught, Mezzo-soprano – Photo by Kristin Hoebermann
Photo by Kristin Hoebermann
TARA ERRAUGHT – MEZZO-SOPRANO

A rich, radiant voice, expansive range and dynamic stage presence are the hallmarks of mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught.

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With a wide repertoire that includes Bellini, Dvorak, Gounod, Mozart, Puccini, Rossini, Strauss and Verdi, as well as contemporary composers, the Irish-born singer enjoys an ever-growing international career on the opera, orchestra and recital stages. In the last three seasons, she has sung three world premieres, made her US opera debut, and appeared in recitals and concerts throughout the United States, Canada, Denmark, France, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.

Dearbhla Collins, Pianist – Photo by Frances Marshall
Photo by Frances Marshall
DEARBHLA COLLINS – PIANIST

Dearbhla Collins is one of Ireland’s foremost pianists. She performs recitals with singers Benjamin Appl, Patricia Bardon and Tara Erraught.

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She also regularly works with Dame Ann Murray and Brigitte Fassbaender. She is the senior vocal coach at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and has coached in the Universitat fur Musik, Vienna, and the Beijing Central Conservatory. She is also much in demand as a chamber musician. She was awarded an honorary doctorate from the NUI last October. 

Dearbhla Collins, Pianist – Photo by Frances Marshall
Photo by Frances Marshall
Ulrich Pluta, Clarinetist
ULRICH PLUTA – CLARINETIST

Born in Germany, Ulrich Pluta received his first clarinet lessons at the age of 9 in his Bavarian hometown.

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He won first prizes in the national competition and was a regular member of the Bavarian national Youth Orchestra and the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie. Before finishing his studies in Cologne, Ulrich won the audition for Principal Clarinet of the famous Staatskapelle Dresden, the oldest Symphony Orchestra of the world, which is regularly ranked as one of the ten best and most influential symphonic ensembles globally.

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Erraught deserved her star billing with a poised and sculpted account of Susanna’s final aria, Deh vieni…

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Hugh Canning, The Times (London)