Born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, American soprano Sena Larard has always had a love of music making.
Sena holds a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance from the City University of New York where she studied with Patricia McCaffrey, and a Liberal Arts degree from Roanoke College with a cello major. She has also studied vocal technique with Bill Schumann, Jonathan Papp and Graeme Danby.
Whilst at university she performed the roles of Anne Truelove (The Rake’s Progress), Queen of the Night (The Magic Flute), Valencienne (The Merry Widow), and Polisena in the world premiere of Bruno Rigacci’s Ecuba, directed by Mignon Dunn. As a highly promising student, Sena was selected to attend the California Music Festival where she performed the role of Monica in Menotti's The Medium and was chosen to perform in the vocal ensemble at the Aix-en-Provence Festival. Sena was invited by Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts to sing the Queen of the Night in their production of The Magic Flute, and understudied the role of Lucìa in Donizetti's Lucìa di Lammermoor with Opera Birmingham.
Soon after graduating, Sena decided her real passion lay in teaching, which she now combines with a rewarding performing schedule and a young family.
Recent concert performances include Carl Orff 's Carmina Burana with the Conservatoire de Luxembourg, Haydn's Creation at Cadogan Hall, Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate, Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Schubert's Mass in E flat Major and Purcell’s King Arthur with the Bury St Edmunds Bach Choir, Handel's Messiah and Mozart's Requiem in Ampleforth Abbey, Mozart's Coronation Mass in Newcastle, Brahms' Requiem with the English Arts Chorale, Bach's St John Passion in Arundel Cathedral and Handel's Dixit Dominus in Kingston. Sena has also sung with the Ryedale Festival Orchestra, Essex Symphony Orchestra, and Suffolk Opera.
Sena is looking forward to the release of the film Mirette, in which she features on the soundtrack.
Sena lives in London with her husband and two young children.