Celebrating the Voice with Tara Erraught and special guests

26–29 January 2023
At Various times

Presenting a weekend of events: Celebrating the Voice with Tara Erraught and special guests

Following the success of the inaugural weekend celebrating the voice in January 2020, Irish mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught returns to Drogheda to lead a weekend of professional development and vocal health masterclasses, workshops and concerts. Through her opera and singing career, Tara has seen first-hand the importance of good vocal health and with her team of professionals has created this special weekend in Drogheda to highlight the importance of integrating it at the base level. This unique weekend is open to all, whether you’re a professional singer, an avid choral member or have a curiosity about the voice. 

Joined by pianist Dearbhla Colins; opera and recital singer Angela Brower; Ear, Nose and Throat specialist, Dr Paul Kwak from New York; Gaby Smith, financial and tax consultant specialising in literary, music, film and theatre; Yoga instructor and Speech and Language coach, Emma Wallace-Ahern; Senior Arts Manager and former casting director at Bayerische Staatsoper, Andreas Massow and RTÉ lyric FM presenter Liz Nolan, this weekend is a must for anyone interested in preparing for a long and healthy vocal career.

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Tara Erraught is one of the leading international singers, whose varied repertoire ranges from Baroque to Mozart, the Belcanto repertoire, Romanticism to contemporary music.

The 2021/22 season begins for Tara Erraught with her role debut in the title role in Iphigénie en Tauride at the Opéra de Paris. She will return to the Berlin State Opera Unter den Linden as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia. At the Opéra de Paris she can be heard in the title role of Cendrillon. She will make her role debut as Maria Stuarda at the Irish National Opera. Song recitals and concerts at the Schubertiade in Hohenems and in Dublin add to the busy singer’s calendar.

Highlights of the past seasons were Hansel in Hansel and Gretel at the Bavarian State Opera, Rosina at the Berlin State Opera and the Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos at the Hamburg State Opera. Tara Erraught also gave recitals in the Wigmore Hall in London, in Munich, Barcelona, Oxford and Eppan. Concert engagements have taken her to the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Herbert Blomstedt, the Minnesota Orchestra under Simone Young, with a Mozart gala at the Munich Radio Orchestra under Alexander Soddy, with Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle at the Wexford Festival. In addition, her international concert activities took her to New York Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center Washington, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver, Savannah, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Lyon and Tokyo. With the Philadelphia Orchestra she sang Mozart’s Requiem under Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Important commitments in the past seasons include Nicklausse in Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann and Hansel at the Metropolitan Opera New York, Stéphano in Romeo et Juliette at Liceu Barcelona, Angelina in Cenerentola at the Munich Opera Festival and Annius in Mozart’s Clemenza di Tito alongside Joyce DiDonato and Rolando Villazon under Yannick Nézet-Séguin in the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. At the Bavarian State Opera she appeared as Susanna (Nozze di Figaro), Hansel, Despina, Orlofsky, Sesto, Romeo, as Kathleen Scott in the successful world premiere of Srnka’s opera South Pole. She made her celebrated US debut as Angelina at the Washington National Opera, guested as Rosina and Angelina at the Hamburg State Opera, sang the world premiere of Iain Bell’s A Harlot’s Progress at the Theater an der Wien and made her role debut as Octavian in Rosenkavalier at the Glyndebourne Festival and at the BBC Proms. At the Vienna State Opera she was not only Rosina but also successful as Angelina in the new production of La Cenerentola and was celebrated as the “New Belcanto Queen” by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. At the 2016 Salzburg Festival she made her debut as Siebel in Gounod’s Faust. Her Octavian in Richard Strauss’ Rosenkavalier has been released on DVD by Opus Arte.

Born in Dundalk, Ireland, Tara Erraught graduated from the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin. From 2008 she was a member of the opera studio of the Bavarian State Opera, from 2010 to 2018 she was a member of the ensemble. Tara Erraught works regularly with Brigitte Fassbaender on her song and opera repertoire.

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Tickets to attend will be €20 and with restricted numbers, priority will be given to previous season ticket holders and Benefactors.


26th–29th January 2023 at various times

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