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Artist in Residence: Tara Erraught

Artist in Residence: Tara Erraught


Artist in Residence: Tara Erraught

National Symphony Orchestra
Clelia Cafiero conductor 
Tara Erraught mezzo-soprano

Mozart The Marriage of Figaro Overture
Mozart ‘Come scoglio’ (Così fan tutte
Mozart ‘Giunse alfin il momento... Deh, vieni, non tardar’ (Le nozze di Figaro
Donizetti Maria Stuarda Overture
Donizetti ‘O nube! che lieve per l’aria’ (Maria Stuarda
Puccini I crisantemi 
Puccini ‘O mio babbino caro’ (Gianni Schicchi
Bellini Norma Overture
Bellini ‘Casta Diva’ (Norma
Rossini The Barber of Seville Overture
Rossini 'Ah se è ver che in tal momento’ (Il barbiere di Siviglia
Rossini The Thieving Magpie Overture
Rossini ‘Tanti affetti’ (La donna del lago
An unmissable event as NCH Artist-in-Residence and acclaimed mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught ventures into repertoire which showcases another side of her remarkable voice and artistry.

A gala recital of arias full of emotion and lit up by coloratura splendour from operatic heroines by Mozart, Donizetti, Bellini and Rossini.

Bristling, bright Overtures add brilliant ballast with Clelia Cafiero, ‘a model of precision and attention given to singers’ (Forum Opéra), on the podium.

Did you know?

Mozart’s 22 works for the theatre spanned his all too short life and transformed opera, notably his acclaimed trio with librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte. 

Donizetti’s 75 operas, several of them bel canto masterpieces, dominated Italian opera in the era before Verdi.

Of Puccini’s dozen operas, seven are still regularly performed today.

Though he wrote only nine operas, Bellini stands alongside Donizetti as a master of bel canto.

Rossini wrote 39 operas and claimed to have composed Il barbiere di Siviglia in just 12 days. Such was his standing, some called him ‘the Italian Mozart’.

Listen out for…

The sheer beauty of Mozart’s ‘Giunse alfin il momento…’, one of his most lyrical and lovely creations for the soprano voice.

The sweet innocence and yearning sincerity of Puccini’s ‘O mio babbino caro’ mirrored by music of luxurious simplicity.

How Bellini's graceful, melodic style perfectly suits the prayer-like invocation of ‘Casta Diva’.

The infectious sense of fun concocted by fluttering snare drums, bristling brass, piping woodwinds and scurrying strings in in Rossini’s Thieving Magpie Overture.

Presented by NCH

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Friday 2 May 2025
Main Stage
€15, €26.50, €33, €39, €45
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NSO in Limerick

This concert will be performed on Thursday 1 May at 7.30pm at the University Concert Hall, Limerick in association with the University Concert Hall. See