Cara Williams, soprano_edited smallerMost recently seen in the New Orleans Opera Association’s production of Rusalka, Cara Williams holds a Bachelor of Music with Honors in Vocal Performance from Southeastern Louisiana University, where she graduated summa cum laude, and a Master of Music in Opera Performance from Arizona State University. While at Southeastern, she received the President’s Excellence Award and the Pottle Honor Scholarship. Ms. Williams is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Delta Omicron. She took first place in 2007, second place in 2008, and first place in 2009 at the NATS Southern Region Fall Conferences, and first place at the Louisiana Conference in 2010. Previous roles include “Susanna” in Le nozze di Figaro, “Ida” in Die Fledermaus, “Cherubino” in Le nozze di Figaro, “La Ciesca” in Gianni Schicchi, “The Cousin” in Madama Butterfly, “Marian” in The Music Man , and “Anna” in The King and I. Before attending Southeastern, Ms. Williams attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. In the summer of 2012, Ms. Williams was selected through competitive auditions from more than 300 singers internationally to be one of 30 singers to participate as an Emerging Artist with OperaWorks, a nationally recognized professional development program based in Los Angeles. Ms. Williams is scheduled to perform with the New Orleans Opera Association in their 2015 production of Die Fledermaus.