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Tara Erraught Sings Ireland

Charles T. Downey, Audience can’t help but show its appreciation for Irish song and opera
Washington Post, May 25

The Kennedy Center’s Ireland 100 festival continued Monday evening with a performance by Irish mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught, who provided the substance of a recital of Irish song and opera in the Terrace Theater, supplemented by tenor Anthony Kearns in some lighter fare.

Erraught may be familiar to D.C. audiences from her charming Washington National Opera debut last year in Rossini’s “Cinderella.” She brought similar vocal fireworks to “Non v’e donna sulla terra,” an aria from “Falstaff,” an Italian opera by Irish composer Michael William Balfe (1808-1870). The musical style is pure Rossini, whom the composer, also an opera singer, was close to in Paris, but it’s filtered through an Irish lens... [Continue reading]
Tara Erraught (mezzo-soprano) and Anthony Kearns (tenor)
Ireland 100 Festival
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

Charles T. Downey, Mezzos alternate to fine effect in D.C. (Classical Voice North America, May 13, 2015)


Eileen Ricciardelli said...

I was at this concert and this review was definitely biased and slanted in one direction. While Ms.Erraught's performance was good it wasn't exceptional. I'very definitely heard much better. As for Mr. Anthony Kearns he did much more than just supplement. He was an equal in the show and his sets were enthusiastically received by the audience as we're Ms. Erraught'show and in some cases more was a wonderful show but I wish the reviewers would have been truthful in their coverage.

jfl said...

Dear Eileen, are you suggesting that the reviewer actually lied? And/or had been deliberately less than truthful in his coverage? A purposeful sleight to Mr. Anthony Kearns? If that were the case, I'd cry "For Shame!" with you. As it is, do you not suppose that it is a matter of difference between two kinds of subjectivity?