Michael Lampard

Melbourne – Australia

michael lampard

At only twenty-one years of age, Michael Lampard was selected as a quarter-finalist in Placido Domingo’s OPERALIA competition in Paris in 2007 and through an international audition process secured the role of Guglielmo in the ROME OPERA FESTIVAL‘s season of Mozart’s COSI FAN TUTTE.

In 2020 he made his debut with OPERA AUSTRALIA, singing Schaunard, in the Sydney season of LA BOHEME and Dancairo in the company’s national touring production of CARMEN in 2021.  The following year appeared as  Dr. Bartolo in OPERA AUSTRALIA‘s national touring production of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE a role to which he returned in 2023.  He returns to OPERA AUSTRALIA for the role of Schaunard in LA BOHEME in 2024.

His roles for VICTORIAN OPERA have included Der Kanzler in Ernst Toch’s THE PRINCESS & THE PEA and The Ambassador in Respighi’s SLEEPING BEAUTY and most recently during 2022 and 2023,  the role of Alidoro in the company’s Melbourne and Tasmanian seasons of LA CENERENTOLA and Niccolo Arrighetti in GALILEO.

He is engaged regularly by MELBOURNE OPERA, first appearing as Schaunard in LA BOHEME and subsequently as the Marquis in LA TRAVIATA, Morales in three separate seasons of CARMEN, Di Luna in IL TROVATORE, Fiorello and Ambrogio in THE BARBER OF SEVILLEKillian in DER FREISCHUTZ, Biterolf in TANNHAUSER, Zurgain THE PEARLFISHERS, Yamadori in MADAM BUTTERFLY, Germont in LA TRAVIATAand Escamillo in CARMEN.  Of his performance, in 2018, in the role of Kurwenal in the company’s season of TRISTAN & ISOLDE, CONCERTONET wrote, 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.

Lampard’s roles for other companies include Orestes in Gluck’s IPHIGENIE EN TAURIDE for MELBOURNE LYRIC OPERA, Dandini  in LA CENERENTOLA and Harlequin in ARIADNE AUF NAXOS for CITIOPERA, Banquo in Verdi’s MACBETH and Apollo in Gilbert & Sullivan’s THESPIS, both roles for GERTRUDE OPERA,  Aeneas in Purcell’s DIDO & AENEAS for the HOBART CHAMBER ORCHESTRA at the TEN DAYS ON THE ISLAND festival.

He has also enjoyed an extensive concert and oratorio experience having appeared as soloist with the SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, in Christmas concerts, and as The Duke in concert performances of Gounod’s ROMEO & JULIET both 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 VESPERAE SOLLEMNES DE CONFESSORE and John Rutter’s MASS FOR CHILDREN, and in 2020 gave the premiere performances of James Humberstone’s and Nigel Featherstone’s dramatised song-cycle, THE WEIGHT OF LIGHT for the CANBERRA STREET THEATRE

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