|Michael Lampard Michael Lampard commenced studying classical singing in 1993 with Suzanne Ortuso. Bel Canto Australia is deeply indebted to Michael Lampard for his ongoing supportive contribution toward the artistic development of its young artists.|
Tasmanian baritone Michael Lampard is 22 years old and has completed a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours studying with Suzanne Ortuso. Michael has received recognition nationally and internationally, performing as soloist in recital, oratorio and opera. In 2004 Michael was awarded Associate of Trinity College London diploma and in 2005 Licentiate of Music Australia diploma. Michael is a conductor and composer holding posts with choirs and orchestras in Tasmania and having works performed in Australia and overseas. Michael is currently the librarian for the Tasmanian Composers Collective.
Michael has performed as soloist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Hobart Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Pasdeloup, Rome Festival Orchestra, Melbourne Opera, Alexander Productions, IHOS Opera in repertoire ranging from Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas to Puccini’s La bohème and many Australian and world premieres. Conductors he has worked with include: Richard Bonynge, Placido Domingo, Brian Castles-Onion, Fritz Maraffi, Simon Kenway, Timothy Sexton, Jean Louis Forestier, Gary Wain, Myer Fredman, Carol Nies, Peter Tanfield, Jonathon Grieves Smith, Rick Prakhoff, Greg Hocking and Simon Reade. In 2007 he was selected as a quarter-finalist in Placido Domingo’s OPERALIA competition in Paris. In that year he was also a semi-finalist in the Australian Singing Competition. In 2006 he was a finalist in the Australian Singing Competition in which he received four awards including the audience vote award. In 2008 Michael was once again a finalist in the Australian Singing Competition where he was the recipient of four awards including the International Opera Productions Prize enabling Michael to record a demo CD of operatic excerpts with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra in 2009 in Prague.
Recent engagements include the role of Schaunard in Puccini’s ‘La Boheme’ with the Melbourne Opera Company, Faure’s ‘Requiem’, Rutter’s ‘Mass of the Children’, Bach’s ‘St. Matthew Passion’ and recitals at Meadowbank Estate, St. David’s Cathedral and Runnymede. Future engagements include a resident artist position with Di Capo Opera in New York, a performance of Schubert’s ‘Winterreise’, Matthew Dewey’s one man opera ‘The Buzz of the Sea’, Handel’s ‘Messiah’ and a concert of Bach Cantata’s with renowned soprano Jane Edwards including the cantata ‘Ich Habe Genug’.
For further information, repertoire lists, a performance diary and to hear samples of Michael’s work visit his official website: http://www.michaellampard.com
Michael’s repertoire highlights:
Bugden: Jeffreys (The Call of Aurora)
Bach: St. Matthew Passion
Beethoven: An die ferne geliebte