Cara Collins, Mezzo-soprano, hales from Amarillo, Texas. Her most recent engagement was with Opera North (NH) as a Resident Artist singing Berta in Il Barbieri Di Siviglia and Nicklaus (cover)/The Voice in Les Contes d’Hoffmann. This past spring, she received an Encouragement/Audience Favorite Award at the New York International Vocal Competition 2018 Finals. Other roles include Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Elizabeth Proctor in Robert Ward’s The Crucible, Ottavia in L’incoronazione di Poppea, Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro, Mutter in Hänsel und Gretel, and Hippolyta in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Cara studies voice under the direction of Dr. Sherry Overholt and holds an undergraduate degree form SUNY Purchase College Conservatory of Music.