He now lives in Melbourne.
In 2007, at only twenty-one years of age, he was selected as a quarter-finalist in Placido Domingo’s OPERALIA competition in Paris. During the same year, he was also a semi-finalist in the AUSTRALIAN SINGING COMPETITION-THE MATHY AWARDS in which he received four awards including the audience vote award, he holds prizes from the NATIONAL LIEDERFEST and is a JOAN SUTHERLAND SCHOLARSHIP finalist. In 2008 he was, again a prize winner in the AUSTRALIAN SINGING COMPETITION, being awarded the DAVID HARPER PRIZE, THE SHEILA PRIOR AUSTRALIAN OPERA AUDITIONS COMMITTEE AWARD, THE ROTARY PRIZE and the INTERNATIONAL OPERA PRODUCTIONS PRIZE which will enable him to record a CD of operatic arias with the PRAGUE RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA.
On the operatic stage, Michael Lampard is quickly gaining an impressive experience.
Through an international audition process in 2005, he secured the role of Guglielmo in the ROME OPERA FESTIVAL‘s season of Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte.
During 2007 he appeared as Aeneas in Purcell’s DIDO & AENEAS for the HOBART CHAMBER ORCHESTRA in performances conducted by Myer Fredman at the HOBART TOWN HALL as part of the TEN DAYS ON THE ISLAND festival. He also appeared in the role of Elvadas in Constantine Koukias’ opera, OLEGAS for IHOS OPERA and in THE CALL OF AURORA by Joe Bugden.
During 2008, Michael Lampard appeared as Schaunard in Puccini’s LA BOHEME for MELBOURNE OPERA and during 2009 sang the role of the Marquis in the company’s touring season of LA TRAVIATA.
In 2010 he sang the role of Sir Hugh Evans in the UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA‘s FESTIVAL OF SHAKESPEARE season of Vaughan Williams’ SIR JOHN IN LOVE.
He also has a vast concert and oratorio experience having appeared as soloist with the SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, in Christmas concerts for the TASMANIAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, and with the TASMANIAN UNIVERSITY CHORAL SOCIETY, the TASMANIAN CHORALE, LAUNCESTON PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY and the HOBART ORPHEUS CHOIR in such works as JS Bach’s ST. MATTHEW PASSION, the Duruflé, and the Fauré, REQUIEM, Gabrielli’s IN ECCLESIAS, Handel’s MESSIAH, Constantine Koukias’ REQUIEM, Mozart’s MISSA LONGA and VESPERAE SOLLEMNES DE CONFESSORE and John Rutter’s MASS FOR CHILDREN.
He was engaged, during 2007, as guest soloist for the CITY OF HOBART‘s CAROLS BY THE BAY and was invited to appear in a gala soiree at GOVERNMENT HOUSE, Hobart.
Michael Lampard is featured, singing the music of Tasmanian composer, Tim Jones, on a CD entitled, SCENT OF SNOW. For the release of this recording in Japan, he appeared, performing live, on NHK RADIO in Tokyo.
He is a regular recitalist, 2009 having included performances of Schubert’s WINTERREISE and the premiere performances of John Metcalf’s song cycle, IN TIME OF DAFFODILS, and a solo song recital in Kyoto, Japan.
2009 also included appearing as soloist in Christopher Lawrence’s Christmas concerts with the TASMANIAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA and he was invited, by CRICKET AUSTRALIA, to sing the Australian NATIONAL ANTHEM at the opening of the 3rd test match in Hobart in January 2010.
2011 included two solo recitals based on 20th century musical settings of the texts of Michelangelo, including an Australian premiere by Peter Maxwell Davies and a world-premiere by Matthew Dewey, in the program of the MONA/FOMA festival for Hobart’s MUSEUM OF OLD & NEW ART. He also appeared for MORE THAN OPERA in the program of the COOLART FESTIVAL in Victoria, sang the role of Papageno in Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE for the UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA. and Morales for MELBOURNE OPERA in its season of CARMEN, performances which he continued to give during 2012.
2012 also included an engagement by SYMPHONY SERVICES AUSTRALIA to appear as baritone soloist in its INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SUMMER SCHOOL and ST DAVID’S CATHEDRAL’s season of THE PLAY OF DANIEL in Hobart. He gave a recital for the IVOR GURNEY SOCIETY in GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL in the UK, as part of which program he premiered songs by acclaimed British composer, Ian Venables. He gave the Australian premiere of Venables’ song cycle, THE PINE BOUGHS PAST MUSIC as part of a performance in ABC CLASSIC FM’s SUNDAY LIVE series.
2013 included a solo recital, accompanied by British pianist, Rhodri Clarke at the MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE, his debut with MELBOURNE LYRIC OPERA in the role of Orestes in Gluck’s IPHIGENIE EN TAURIDE and performances of the Marquis in MELBOURNE OPERA‘s season of LA TRAVIATA.
During 2014 Michael Lampard has appeared as Zurga in THE PEARLFISHERS and in the role of Yamadori in MADAM BUTTERFLY both MELBOURNE OPERA and appears as Germont in LA TRAVIATA and Escamillo in CARMEN in ten concert performances of each opera, on tour throughout China.
He also sang the lead role of Michael Howe in Don Kay’s opera, THE BUSHRANGER’S LOVER, in its 2014 world-premiere season at HOBART CITY HALL.
During 2015 he sang Dandini in LA CENERENTOLA for CITIOPERA and returned to MELBOURNE OPERA to appear as Killian in DER FREISCHUTZ and Fiorello and Ambrogio in THE BARBER OF SEVILLE.
Engagements during 2016 included Harlequin in ARIADNE AUF NAXOS for CITIOPERA in Melbourne, Banquo in Verdi’s MACBETH and Apollo in Gilbert & Sullivan’s THESPIS, both roles for GERTRUDE OPERA at the NAGAMBIE LAKES FESTIVAL and Biterolf in MELBOURNE OPERA‘s season of TANNHAUSER.
For VICTORIAN OPERA, during 2017, he appeared as Der Kanzler in Ernst Toch’s THE PRINCESS & THE PEA, returned to CITIOPERA for the role of Di Luna in IL TROVATORE and appeared in MELBOURNE OPERA‘s concert tour of LA TRAVIATA in China and Singapore.
In 2018 he sang the role of Kurwenal in MELBOURNE OPERA‘s season of TRISTAN & ISOLDE, CONCERTONET writing, Michael Lampard’s Kurwenal… strongly delivered and well-rounded portrayal… commanding stage presence., and LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE saying, Michael Lampard… enhanced the poignant beauty of Act III’s lamentation and death with his honeyed baritone., performances for which he also received a GREENROOM AWARD nomination.
He also appears as The Duke, and covers Mercutio, in Gounod’s ROMEO & JULIET for the TASMANIAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, and makes his debut for the CANBERRA STREET THEATRE in its season of James Humberstone’s and Nigel Featherstone’s dramatised song-cycle, THE WEIGHT OF LIGHT.
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