May 15, 2014
Opening of Glyndebourne’s Der Rosenkavalier
live on BBC R3 In Tune
Friday, May 16, 2014
5:00 PM BST London Time (UTC +1)
12:00 PM EDT New York Time (UTC-4)
Listen to the interview via the BBC website
Mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught makes her role debut as Octavian in the 2014 Glyndebourne 80th-anniversary season opening production of Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier this May/June/July. Last seen at Glyndebourne in 1982, Der Rosenkavalier has a new production for the 2014 Festival, and features a new staging by Richard Jones, with Robin Ticciati, the company’s new Music Director, conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Joining Tara in the interview is soprano Teodora Gheorghiu, who sings the role of Sophie.
The program will be broadcast through the listen live function on the BBC website. To listen please visit the In Tune page at:
The interview will also be available to listen to again for one week after tomorrow’s broadcast.
About Tara Erraught
Irish-born mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught continues to capture the attention of the international opera public since catapulting to world-wide acclaim in February 2011 after stepping in for an ailing colleague on five-days’ notice to perform Romeo in a new production of Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi. Recent highlights include creating the role of Kitty in the world premiere of Iain Bell’s A Harlot’s Progress at Theater an der Wien, and her role debut as Sesto in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito with the Bayerische Staatsoper. Spring 2014 engagements included her second US recital tour, her UK recital debut at Wigmore Hall.
Tara makes her role debut as Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier at Glyndebourne in performances
Future debuts include the BBC Proms (later this summer), and with the Philharmonia Orchestra and at the Washington National Opera. A graduate of Dublin’s Royal Irish Academy of Music, Tara has been an opera studio member at Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper since 2008.
The Glyndebourne Festival was founded in 1934 by John Christie and his opera singer wife, Audrey Mildmay.
Glyndebourne has remained financially independent since then and, whilst receiving valued Arts Council support for the Tour and education work, the Festival receives no public subsidy. As a registered charity, our work is funded by Box Office income, our Members and supporters.
Today the Festival runs from May to August with a programme of six operas in a 1,200-seat opera house. Together with the Glyndebourne Tour it presents 120 performances annually to an audience of 150,000. Glyndebourne began its annual Tour in 1968 to bring opera to new audiences and create opportunities for young singers in the Glyndebourne Chorus. As part of Glyndebourne’s mission to reach new audiences, it delivers a widely respected education programme and offers reduced-price tickets to under-30s. Glyndebourne has also pioneered specialist recordings to open up its work to a global audience through live broadcasts, cinema screenings, DVDs and internet streaming.
More information on Tara Erraught can be found at:
Laura Grant, Grant Communications
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