Melbourne-based baritone Michael Lampard was born in Tasmania and is emerging as one of Australia’s leading young operatic baritones. Already amassing extensive experience in opera, musical theatre, oratorio and recital, Michael has appeared in major Australian cities, as well as in the United Kingdom, Asia, Europe, and the United States of America. Making his operatic debut at age 16 his repertoire encompasses roles from the medieval period to many world or Australian premieres. A keen, and acclaimed recitalist, Michael has performed most of the standard repertoire with a focus on the German lied of the Romantic period and of English Art Song. A supporter and regular commissioner of Australian music, Michael has performed works by many leading Australian composers and encourages the commission of new works.
An experienced composer and conductor, Michael has worked with opera companies, choirs and orchestras in Tasmania presenting a wide variety of works. Michael’s compositions have been performed in Australia, Italy, Japan and the United States.