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Featured Ensemble Member

March 18 & 19, 2023

   Boston Center for the Arts Plaza Black Box

Cara Bender and Gayoung Park in Recital

May 6, 2022

The New England Conservatory of Music


Apprentice Artist 

Summer 2021 & 2020
(2020 Season virtual due to COVID-19)

Cara covered the role of Masha in The Queen of Spades, and portrayed Judith (Bluebeard's Castle), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Alice Ford (Falstaff), and Female Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia) in scenes performances throughout the 2021 festival. She also appeard in the chorus of The Queen of Spades and Sweeney Todd, and was selected to sing Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) and Helmwige (Die Walküre) in the company's orchestrated concert in honor of Dr. Robert Larsen at the Des Moines Civic Center.

Summer Studio Artist

June 12-August 12, 2023

Cara performs the roles of Donna Anna and Contessa Almaviva in abridged productions of Don Giovanni and Le nozze di Figaro at multiple Milwaukee venues throughout the summer. Cara is also a featured soloist on various concerts.



April 8-11, 2020

The New England Conservatory of Music

(Public performances cancelled due to COVID-19)

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