Quality Education in the Benedictine Tradition
Fr. Rene Kollar, O.S.B., DeanSchool of Humanities and Fine ArtsPhone: 724-805-2343Fax: 724-805-2812
Cottrill performs with Opera Theater of Pittsburgh in Shining Brow as Mamah for their 2013 season. She recently performed the title role of Carlisle Floyd's Susannah with Undercroft Opera in August 2012. She covered Frasquita in Carmen with Sarasota Opera in the 2012 winter season, and performed The Foreign Woman in Menotti's The Consul with Opera New Jersey in the summer of 2011. Other operatic roles include: her 2010 Pittsburgh Opera debut as Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro, Sandrina in Mozart's La finta giardiniera, Lauretta in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, Papagena in Mozart's The Magic Flute, and Adina in The elixir of Love by Donizetti. Lara graduated with her masters of Voice Performance and Literature from Eastman School of Music in 2007 and from University of Miami in 2005 with a bachelors in Vocal Performance. Lara is a 2009 Winner of the Pittsburgh Concert Society Competition. In 2005, she placed First in the Friends of Eastman Opera Competition and in 2004 was honorable mention in Univeristy of Miami's Salzburg Competition, Austria. She has given numerous concerts in PA, FL, NY, VA, Italy, and South Africa. Lara believes music can enrich communities and education. She performs at local nursing homes, gives master classes for high school students, presents opera to elementary classes, and teaches private students of all ages.