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NCH Livestream Series: Watch Tara Erraught & Dearbhla Collins

NCH Livestream Series sees four concerts streamed live from the NCH stage, starting Friday, May 29th at 8pm with Irish mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught and pianist Dearbhla Collins

Irish mezzo-soprano, Tara Erraught

Irish mezzo-soprano, Tara Erraught (pictured) will be the first performer in the NCH Livestream Series.

 

The NCH is delighted to welcome Irish mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught to perform on Friday, May 29th at 8pm, accompanied by pianist Dearbhla Collins. Having made an impressive 47 role debuts as resident principal soloist at Bayerische Staatsoper, Tara brings her rich, radiant voice, expansive range and dynamic stage presence to the NCH when she performs Songs of Comfort and Hope live from the NCH stage.


Watch Tara Erraught and Dearbhla Collins perform Songs of Comfort & Hope on Friday, May 29th at 8pm via the stream below


Join the conversation on Twitter at 7.30pm before each concert where broadcaster John Kelly will take over the @NCH_Music account for live discussion, and use the hashtag #NCHLIVE

Tara Erraught: “In a time when our world is hurting; lonely, grieving and afraid, we turn to art. Music, literature and film bring solace. I am delighted to return to my musical home in Ireland at the NCH, and share the program, songs of comfort and hope, albeit in a new format of live streaming.” 

A rich, radiant voice, expansive range and dynamic stage presence are Tara Erraught’s hallmarks. Her extensive repertoire includes, Mozart, Rossini, Strauss, Bellini, Dvorak, Gounod and Händel as well as contemporary composers. Erraught has made an impressive 47 role debuts as resident principal soloist at Bayerische Staatsoper. She was to play title role of Angelina in Rossini’s La Cenerentola at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in March which was to be cancelled on the day prior to opening due to current Covid-19 crisis.

Programme:

Liszt   

  • Enfant Si j’etais roi
  • Oh quand je dors

Schubert  

  • Ständchen
  • Nacht und Traume
  • Ave Maria

Copland  

  • At the River
  • Long time ago
  • Simple gifts

Strauss

  • Allerseelen 
  • Die Nacht
  • Ständchen
  • Morgen
  • Zueignung

Irish folk songs  

  • The Gartan mother's lullaby 
  • I’ll walk with my love
  • The cloths of heaven
  • She is far from the land

Supported by Davy, as Innovation Partner, Culture Ireland, RTE.ie and The Irish Times, NCH Livestream Series sees four concerts to be streamed live from the NCH stage starting Friday, May 29th at 8pm with celebrated Irish mezzo-soprano and star of the international opera stage Tara Erraught and pianist Dearbhla Collins performing Songs of Comfort and Hope. This will be followed by Bell X1’s front man Paul Noonan (5th June 8pm), acclaimed Irish folk singer/songwriter Lisa O’Neill (12th June 8pm) and renowned Irish pianist Barry Douglas (19th June 8pm).
 
All concerts will be available worldwide to view on NCH YouTube channel, Facebook and RTE.ie.