When he was 12 years old, Lara sang in an amateur company. At twenty, Lara entered the Bordeaux Conservatory in the class of André Dran.
From 1976 to 1978, he sang at the Lille Opera appearing in Faust, Nabucco, Prince Igor, Thaïs, Dialogues des carmélites, Das Land des Lächelns.
In 1979, he won the voix d'or competition.
He further studied singing at the Paris Opéra in 1979 with Michel Sénéchal. The same year, Lara sang at the Champs-Elysées as Mitrane
in Semiramide and at the Opéra in Lear (Diener).
The next year, he sang at La Fenice Juan in Don Quichotte.
From then on, he sang all over France as well outside the country:
Festival de Saint Céré (Alfredo, Hoffmann, Ismaele), at the Nantes Opera
(Rodolfo), at the Grand Théâtre in Limoges (Alfredo, Hoffmann), at the Avignon Opera (Cavaradossi), at the Opera in
Antwerp (Faust), Ghent (Faust) and Bruges (Faust).
In the 1986-1987 season, he sang at the Opéra du Rhin in Strasbourg Faust and Turiddu.
In the 1987-1988 season, he sang in Nice (José), Berlin (Theater des Westens as Sou Chong), Liège (Hoffmann), and
Tel-Aviv (José). In 1989, he was in Köln (José, Faust)
He sang in Strasbourg in Samson and in Grisélidis in 1990, Andrej Khovanskih in 1992.
In 1990, Samson in Karlstuhe and in 1991, Ruggiero (La rondine) in Tours.
In 1900, Lara sang Faust at the Wiener Staatsoper on December 23 and 26.
In 1992, he sang Jean in Hérodiade at the Liège Opera.
His repertory also included: Angélo (L'opéra d'Aran), Roméo, Pinkerton, Duca, ...
Jean Gourret: Nouveau dictionnaire des chanteurs de l'Opéra de Paris, Editions de l'Albatros 1989.
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