A rich, radiant voice, expansive range and dynamic stage presence are the hallmarks of mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught. With an ever-growing international career on the opera, orchestra and recital stages, in recent seasons she has appeared in recitals and concerts throughout the United States, Canada, Denmark, France, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
Recent season highlights include company debuts with the Berlin State Opera, Welsh National Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, The Metropolitan Opera, Irish National Opera's first season, Opera Theatre Company and Wide Open Opera; recital debuts include Austria’s Schubertiade, Schwarzenberg, Welsh National Opera’s International Concert Series, Carnegie Hall, Vocal Arts DC (Washington) and the Vancouver Recital Society; as well as her role debut as Annius in Deutsche Gramophone’s Grammy Award-winning live recording of Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito in Baden-Baden. She has made 41 role debuts with the Bavarian State Opera alone.
She was resident principal soloist with the Bavarian State Opera from 2010 to 2018, and among her awards are a prestigious Promeritis scientiae et litterarum (2013) from the Bavarian government in recognition for outstanding contribution to the arts. She is native of Dundalk and a graduate of the Royal Irish Academy of Music.