Irish Baroque Orchestra and Tara Erraught @ Kilkenny Arts Festival 2022
The Olivier Award-winning Irish Baroque Orchestra, led by Peter Whelan, comes to Kilkenny with celebrated mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught to perform modern-day premieres of orchestral music, songs and arias associated with the legendary Italian castrato singer Giusto Tenducci.
Tenducci was an operatic superstar who taught Mozart to sing and counted Johann Christian Bach and Thomas Arne among his admirers. A regular performer on the music scene in eighteenth-century Ireland, Tenducci formed close artistic relationships with leading composers and popularized an array of wonderful songs, all while conducting a scandalous personal life.
Starring Tara Erraught as Tenducci, and featuring works by JC Bach, Pierre Van Maldere and Tommaso Giordani (the Italian composer who taught John Field), The Trials of Tenducci throws a captivating spotlight on the colourful world of the Irish Baroque.