cara search


Hudson Valley-born mezzo-soprano Cara Search is a dynamic emerging artist based in New York City. 

A 2017 graduate of McGill University's Schulich School of Music, opera credits range from children's opera to Händel, including Ruggiero (Alcina), Eduige (cover, Rodelinda), The Juggler (Sid the Serpent Who Wanted to Sing), Dorabella (excerpts, Così fan tutte​), the Old Lady (excerpts, Candide) and Anna Alcott (cover, Little Women) with conductor Christopher Larkin.

Cara studied free improvisation with conductor Guillaume Bourgogne and collaborated with student composers on a series of new electroacoustic works for voice and electronics. As a soloist with McGill's Contemporary Music Ensemble, Cara premiered Juro Kim Feliz's Wilujeng and toured Philippe Leroux's Extended Apocalypsis.

She is the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement in Voice Distinction (2017), the E. Gordon Cleather Scholarship (2016), the Duncan L. Campbell Memorial Award for excellence in art song and oratorio (2015) and the E. Noel Spinelli Prize in Music (2015).

Cara has sung in masterclasses for Gerald Finley, Julian Prégardien, Michael Mori (Tapestry Opera) and NOISE-BRIDGE duo.

She currently works as a production intern with International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) in New York City and for the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College's SummerScape and Bard Music Festivals.