George London Award
George London Foundation
Jeune Espoire Lyrique Canadienne
Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques
Spazio Musica Orvieto
Outstanding Artist Award
Opera San Miguel
Create Grant Recipient
Canada Council for the Arts
Lara Secord-Haid is a versatile singing artist with a rich artistic practice. Her work as an opera and classical singing artist has been praised for its “impassioned strength”(Classical Scene) and for being “capable of the highest flights of coloratura and possessing a rich and expressive overall quality” (Attencion San Miguel). Lara explores a wide range of classically informed music, from the antique to contemporary. Beyond the traditional and avante-garde, she has immersed herself in the captivating world of Sephardic music. This love resonates through her commissioned and performed new works within this evocative genre.
This season, Lara performs Erwachen, an evocative work about climate change and human bewilderment at the force of our own nature and denial by Alexander Liebermann, with musicians from Orchester des Wandels in the Braunschweiger Dom. She also takesthe stage as Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss and later as Blanche de la Force in Les Dialogue des Carmelites by Francis Poulenc with MusikfürMusik Künstler collaborative in Berlin. She will revive her recital program, All Mute Things Speak, which she curated through an intensive search for music and poetry in Hebrew and Ladino and through commissions of new and adapted works made possible by the Canada Council for the Arts with pianist Daniel Seroussi also in Berlin. Lara will premiere her Sephardic song project, performing two new song cycles entitled Shir Hashirim and Canciones Sefarad by composer Sid Robinovitch in a brand-new orchestration by Tad Biernacki with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. She will also appear as Frasquita in Carmen with Manitoba Opera and perform a recital program featuring the works of Richard Strauss with pianist Michael Oike presented by The Little Opera Company in Winnipeg.
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All Mute Things Speak is a recital braiding poetry from the languages of Sephardi and Ashkenaz Jewry interwoven by Modern and Contemporary Composers from Canada, Israel and France including Osvaldo Golijov, Sid Robinovitch, Osnat Netzer and Maurice Ravel and poets Rosalía de Castro, King Solomon, Yuval Rabin, Rosa Nevadovska and some mysterious yet eloquent people whose names have been lost to history.
- Wed, Mar 20WinnipegMar 20, 2024, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.Winnipeg, 525 Wardlaw Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0L9, CanadaTwo sets of works by composer Sid Robinovitch will have their orchestral Debut with Lara interpreting them alongside the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra.