On Saturday October 27th, Dundalk born mezzo-soprano and RIAM BA graduate, Tara Erraught made her debut for Vienna State Opera in the role of Rosina in Rossini’s ‘Il Barbiere di Siviglia’ or ‘The Barber of Seville’.
At 26 years old, Tara enters the history books as the youngest principal artist ever booked by this prestigious opera company.
The final night she gave her performance as Rosina was extra special as a group of over 30 from Dundalk, travelled to Vienna with Joe Walsh tours to show their support for Tara.
Brendan McFadden was among those who travelled over to watch the performance and told the Dundalk Democrat that the entire group had a fantastic time.
“Vienna really was a wonderful place, a place full of style. It was an unbelievable experience and Tara gave an incredible performance as Rosina.
“She was even signing autographs outside after her performance which was a surreal experience.”
Also amongst the group of Dundalk supporters was Geraldine McGee, Tara’s old singing teacher who Tara started taking singing lessons with when she was just nine years old.
After her final performance in Vienna Tara flew back to Munich to perform and then headed straight for the airport again afterward where she made her next journey to New York.
On Sunday, November 11th she made her American debut at the Richard Tucker Music Foundation 37th Annual Gala at Avery Fisher Hall in New York city.