Mezzo-soprano Lara Morger was born in the scenic Swiss canton of Obwalden. She began her musical education with the violin and bassoon before dedicating herself fully to singing. These days, she appears regularly in opera and oratorio productions as well as chamber music concerts throughout Switzerland, Germany, Spain and France.
Lara initially studied bassoon and baroque bassoon in Zürich and Leipzig, where she also began her vocal training with Prof. Jeanette Favaro-Reuter and Marek Rzepka. In 2020, she finished her bachelor’s degree with distinction in Opera, Concert and Pedagogy with Prof. Dorothea Wirtz at the Musikhochschule Freiburg and began her master’s studies with Tanja Baumgartner at the Hochschule der Künste Bern.
At the 2019 International Bach Academy Stuttgart, she attended master classes with Emma Kirkby, Peter Kooij and James Gilchrist, among others. Her musical training was further enriched by master classes with Christiane Iven, Ulrike Hofbauer and Ton Koopman.
Lara made her operatic debut in Freiburg as Diane in Arthur Honegger’s «Les Aventures du Roi Pausole» and as Ruggiero in Händel’s «Alcina». In 2019, she sang the role of Joacim in Händel’s «Susanna» in the Naumburger Dom, accompanied by the lautten compagney Berlin under the direction of Wolfgang Katschner.
As a scholarship holder of the BZM Foundation, Lara was featured in several concerts in Barcelona with cantatas by J.S. Bach in 2021 under the direction of Shunske Sato. In 2022, she will sing Bach’s St. Johns Passion at the Palau de la Música in Barcelona and she will appear as Alessandro in Händel’s «Alessandro» in a production with the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie at the ETA Hoffmann Theater in Bamberg.
Lara’s particular passion for chamber music led her to co-found several Ensembles. The trio nushka with its fascinating combination of voice, english horn and piano searches for new interpretations of the late 19th century Lied-repertoire until today and mainly concentrates of playing works of women composers.
The work of the Ensemble Tammurriata is centerd around southamerican baroque music. The six musicians open with their concert performances including literatur and fine arts a door for an artistic exploring of this divers and exciting continent.