Minor roles are well characterised, notably Lara Marie Müller’s pert Esmeralda. -Martin Kettle, The Guardian
Photographer: Sarah Wijzenbeek
British and German soprano Lara Marie Müller is based in London UK. Lara comes from a musical family. Her mother was a British violinist and her father, who is German, is the principal cellist of the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in Holland. She was brought up and schooled in Holland till the age of 18, when she came to England to complete a foundation course in acting at The Oxford School of Drama. It was through theatre that she came to singing and remains a huge part of how she performs.
Lara is a Garsington Opera Alvarez Young artist and won the 2017 Simon Sandbach award. She made her debut as Papagena in Die Zauberflöte at Garsington and also performed the role of Esmeralda in The Bartered Bride by Smetana.
She was part of the If Opera ensemble (2022 and 2023) where last summer she has performed the title role in Will Todd's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Brigitta in Tchaikovsky's Iolanta.
Other recent opera highlights include: Susan in A Dinner Engagement with Opera Cameratina (2023) directed by Roderick Williams. Antioco in Stradella’s opera The Power of Paternal Love (direction and english translation by Chris Cowell) with Barber Opera in Birmingham (2023) and Donna Stella in La Frascatana (The girl from Frascati) a new English translation by Simon Rees with New Chamber Opera (2023)
Concert highlights: performing with her fathers quartet, Ruysdael Quartet as part of their ZOOM festival (2022) in The Netherlands which included an arrangement of Sea Pictures by Elgar. Other highlights include soprano soloist in Mahler 2 Symphony at Gothenburg Concert hall with Västra Götalands Ungdomssymfoniker (2022)
She holds a BA Music with honours, an MMus in Music and spent two years on the Opera course at Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Her teacher is John Evans.
Lara is grateful for the support she has had from the Guildhall Trust, Worshipful Company of Carpenters, The Kathleen trust, The Munster Trust and is a Help Musicians UK Sybil Tutton Award holder.