Winnipeg-born Soprano, Lara Secord-Haid is enjoying a diverse and dynamic career. She recently debuted with Manitoba Opera singing Marzelline in Beethoven's Fidelio. She also performed 3 settings of celan by Harrison Birwistle with The Axiom Ensemble at Licoln Center.
This past season Lara enjoyed varied projects including, Tytania in A Midsummer Night's Dream at Opera on the Avalon, Verdi's Requiem and The Messiah with the Orchestra at Shelter Rock, Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos) and Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica) with Manhattan Opera Studio, Manon (Manon) with New York Lyric Opera and a recital of the music of Gabriel Fauré.
While studying at Juilliard Lara sang an Alice Tully Hall premier of Ritual (Alessandro Iglesias Rossi) with The New Juilliard Ensemble, performing Canciones Amatorias by Granados, Songs of Rimsky-Korsakov, “Aria” by John Cage in the New York Focus Festival and the role of Giulia in Rossini’s La Scala di Seta. She enjoyed her Banff Center Debut in 2012 singing the role of Donna Evira in Don Giovanni and performing works of John Cage in concert.
Lara loves both contemporary and classical music and strives to include new music in her repertoire.
In 2011 Lara was a fellow at the International Meistersinger Academy in Neumarkt, Germany.
Upcoming: Lara will sing Miss Jessel in Benjamin Britten's The Turn of the Screw in St. John's New Foundland. She will also give a recital in Winnipeg in July 2015. Please check back for more details.