The Works Presents with John Kelly returns with a new ten-part series in which John meets key Irish figures from the arts - watch the latest episode, featuring Tara Erraught, via RTÉ Player here.

From County Louth, Tara Erraught is an internationally renowned mezzo-soprano – known in the great opera houses of the world for her performances of, among others, the works of Bellini, Puccini and Verdi - as well as many contemporary composers. She has made numerous role debuts often singing opposite many of legends of the opera world.

Tara Erraught talks to The Works Presents' John Kelly

It all began for Tara in a childhood devoted almost exclusively to signing. A graduate of the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin she studied, and continued to study throughout her career, with the late Veronica Dunne - who has sadly died since the making of this programme.

The Works Presents, RTÉ One, Oct 21st at 11.15 pm - enjoy more from The Works Presents here.