Soprano Lara Lynn McGill is described as “a voice of size, clarity and wide coloristic range… a three-dimensional figure who combined vulnerability with strength and tugged at the heartstrings in her every breath and movement” (Pittsburgh Post Gazette).
She most recently performed Cleopatra in Julius Caesar with Opera Theater of Pittsburgh. She looks forward to her St. Petersburg Opera debut as Antonia in Tales of Hoffmann and then returning to Pittsburgh to perform Romilda in Xerxes.
In 2015 with Opera Theater, she portrayed Alice Front in the world premiere of A New Kind of Fallout. In the same year, she also premiered the role of “Story” in The Heart of Shahrazad with Amiche Artists. Other operatic roles include: Donna Anna with Opera Western Reserve, Pamina in The Magic Flute, Mamah in Shining Brow, Susannah in Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah, Sandrina in Mozart’s La finta giardiniera, Lauretta in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Adina in The Elixir of Love, and her Pittsburgh Opera debut as Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro. She covered Frasquita in Carmen as an Apprentice Artist with Sarasota Opera and performed The Foreign Women in Menotti’s The Consul with Opera New Jersey.
Her concert work includes Vaughn Williams’ Dona nobis pacem, both the Handel and Vivaldi Gloria, and Schubert’s Mass in G.
Lara was the 3rd Place Winner of Partners for the Arts in DC 2016, 1st Place Winner in 2014 Coeur d’Alene Symphony Competition, 2013 2nd Prize Winner of the NOA Competition, 2011 Finalist for Opera Columbus, 2009 Winner of the Pittsburgh Concert Society, and 2005 First Place of Friends of Eastman Opera.
Lara graduated with her master’s from Eastman School of Music and her bachelor’s from University of Miami Frost School of Music. Her recital appearances include the eastern United States, Idaho, Italy, Austria, and South Africa.
TALES OF HOFFMANN 2017 – ANTONIA