Soprano, Lara Secord-Haid is native to Winnipeg, Canada. Recently she has performed Tytania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Opera on the Avalon and in November 2014 she will debut with Manitoba Opera singing Marzelline in Beethoven’s Fidelio.
This past season Lara enjoyed varied projects, singing Verdi’s Requiem and Handel’s 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 has received awards form the Giulio Gari Foundation and the Manitoba Arts council. In 2011 Lara was a fellow at the International Meistersinger Academy in Neumarkt, Germany.