Lara Secord-Haid

Years Auditioned: 2017, 2018, 2019

  • Soprano
  • Age: 32

Canadian Soprano, Lara Secord-Haid has been praised for her "flinty acuity" (New York Times) and her "grace and genuine warmth" (Opera Canada). Recent appearances include a concert tour in China (2016), Canada-Mexico concert (San Miguel, Mexico), Marzelline in Fidelio (Manitoba Opera), Miss Jessel in The Turn of the Screw and Tytania in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Opera on the Avalon), Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni (Banff Center), 3 Settings of Celan by Harrison Birtwistle (Lincoln Center). She was recently awarded Jeune Espoir Lyrique Canadien (2016) and the Mexican, Russian and Chinese Lyric Bursaries (2015) by Theatre L20, Opera San Miguel…

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Mary Jo Gothmann

Years Auditioned: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Accompanist Mary Jo Gothmann enjoys a varied career as a chamber musician, soloist, opera coach and organist. Mary Jo performs frequently with the Minnesota Orchestra and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and has appeared as soloist with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and the St. Paul Civic Orchestra. She has worked for some of the most prestigious opera companies in the United States, including the Metropolitan Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and Minnesota Opera, in recitals with singers from the Metropolitan Opera, and with instrumentalists from many of the country's major symphony orchestras. Mary Jo is a graduate of the Metropolitan Opera…

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