Lara Secord-Haid

Soprano Lara Secord-Haid was the winner of the George London Award in 2017 and was named Jeune Espoire Lyrique Canadienne by Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques in 2016. Highlights of the 2022/2023 season include soprano soloist in Beethoven 9 at the Gardner Museum Boston, premieres of new works by Sid Robinovitch, Yaron Gottfried, Osnat Netzer and a workshop of Operatic Works by Daniel Janke.

Operatic Highlights for Secord-Haid include Governess in The Turn of the Screw for Nashville Opera, Micaëla in La Tragedie de Carmen with City Lyric Opera, Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos for Manhattan Opera Studio, Suor Genovieffa in Suor Angelica for Manhattan Opera Studio, Cendrillon in Cendrillon for New York Lyric Opera, Sophie in Werther with Manitoba Opera, Cendrillon in Cendrillon for New York Lyric Opera, Marzelline in Fidelio for Manitoba Opera, Miss Jessel in The Turn of the Screw for Opera on the Avalon, Miss Silverpeal in The Impresario for North Shore Music Festival, Tytania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream  for Opera on the Avalon, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni for Banff opera as Theatre, Giulia in La Scala di Seta for Juilliard opera, the Woodpecker in Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen for Juilliard opera, Marsinah in Kismet for Little Opera Winnipeg, Loon Returns; An environmental operetta by Daniel Janke with The Longest Night Society, Jessie Anderson in the new opera No One’s Safe by Lizée and Ivany, Silent Light by composer Paola Prestini and librettist Royce Vavrek.

On the concert platform, recent performances include The Sopranos of Winnipeg Concert at Manitoba Opera, a residency and recitals with Pacific Opera Victoria, Poulenc’s Gloria with the Greenwich Choral Society, a concert in the Jeonju International Sori Festival in Korea and a concert at Opera Helikon in Moscow, a 15-city operatic concert tour throughout China, a concert at Linz Oper in Linz, Austria, Poulenc’s Gloria with the Greenwich Chorale Society, a solo concert with Opera San Miguel (San Miguel, Mexico), 3 Settings of Celan by Harrison Birtwistle with the AXIOM Ensemble at Lincoln Center, an Alice Tully Hall premiere of Ritual by Alessandro Iglesias Rossi and works of John Cage with both The New Juilliard Ensemble and Banff Centre with the resident new music ensemble conducted by Joel Sachs. She also performed Handel’s Messiah and Verdi’s Requiem with the Orchestra at Shelter Rock and sang featured works of Granados, R. Strauss and Rimsky-Korsakov in recital, a soloist in a Salute to Bernstein with Little Opera Winnipeg, recitals in the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s summer concert series and performed Tyzik’s 12 gifts of Christmas and Howard Blake’s The Bear.

Secord-Haid is a recipient of awards from Metropolitan Opera National Council, the Giulio Gari Foundation, Orvieto International Singing Competition, Opera San Miguel. She was named a Jeune Ambassadeur Lyrique in 2015 and 2016 by Théâtre Lyrichorégra 20 and was awarded the top prize of Jeune Espoire Lyric Canadien and the Mexican, Austrian, Korean, Russian and the Chinese Lyric Bursaries. Secord-Haid has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Manitoba Arts Council and the Winnipeg Arts Council. She has been a two-time finalist in the Canadian Opera Company’s Center Stage competition.

Secord-Haid  holds a Master of Music from The Juilliard School and a Bachelor of Music from The New England Conservatory of Music. She was a fellow at the Internationale Meistersinger Akademie, attended Highlands Opera Studio, the Banff Center, the Conservatoire de Nice summer academy and the Spoleto Vocal Arts Symposium.