Opera fury over weight slur

British critics are under fire after making unkind comments about a female performer's weight.

Tara Erraught (right) in Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier. Photo by Tristram Kenton.

Opera critics in The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent and The Financial Times have come under fire for making derogatory remarks about Irish mezzo soprano Tara Erraught’s weight.

Erraught, the Bayerische Staatsoper’s (Bavarian State Opera) principal soloist, made her UK stage debut at the Glyndebourne Festival on Saturday, in the role of Octavian in Strauss’ comic opera Der Rosenkavalier.

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