Cara McHardy


Cara studied at Guildhall and Conservatoire de Paris. She covered Ortlinde at the Royal Opera House in the 2018 Ring cycle and performed Brünnhilde excerpts for the ROH Insight, The Music Of The Ring. 

She covered Eva in ENO’s The Mastersinger Of Nuremburg, Mad Woman in the UK premiere of Weinberg’s The Passenger and Austrian Woman in The Death of Klinghoffer and Helmwige, Ortlinde and Gerhilde for Opera North’s Ring cycle. 

Cara performed the role Gutrune, Helmwige and covered Brünnhilde for Saffron Opera’s Der Ring des Nibelungen.

For Edinburgh Opera Players, Cara sang the roles Chrysothemis/Electra and Elisabeth/Tannhauser, and Die Kaiserin/Die Frau Ohne Schatten.

Other performances include title roles in Paer’s Leonora at St John’s, Smith Square; English Touring Opera’s Norma, Kentish Opera’s Aida, and Abigaille/Nabucco; Dorset Opera’s Turandot (cover); and Lady Macbeth/Macbeth and Desdemona/Otello for Guildford Opera.

Cara recorded and performed with pop group Squeeze with on the BBC and at the Royal Albert Hall.

Other performances include Isolde/Tristan und Isolde for The London Opera Company. Cara will sing the role of Brünnhilde for LOC in 2021.

Previously for Longborough: Ortlinde/Die Walküre (2021), Senta (cover)/Der fliegende Holländer (2018), Helmwige (cover)/Ring cycle (2013)