Michael Lampard, baritone
Michael Curtain, piano

Program Suggestions

Program 1 Winter Journey
Franz Schubert Winterreise
Full cycle
Duration: 75min
No interval
Program 2 L’Invitation
 Duration: 90mins
Including 15min internval
Ian Venables Invitation to the Gondola
Midnight Lamentation
Henri Duparc L’Invitation au Voyage
La Vague et la Cloche
Le manoir de Rosamonde
Chanson Triste
Le Galop
Gustav Mahler from ‘Fünf Rückert Lieder’
Blicke mir
Ich atmet einen linden duft
Ich bin der welt
Gerald Finzi Earth and Air and Rain
Full Cycle

To fit into the season programming, there are also other works we could substitute such as: Schumann ‘Liederkreis Op.39’ or ‘Dichterliebe’; Brahms’ ‘Vier Ernste Gesange’; Butterworth ‘Six Songs from a Shropshire Lad’; and other songs by Finzi, Gurney, Quilter, Schubert, Tosti, Ravel and many others.

Michael Lampard and Michael Curtain first performed together while studying at the University of Tasmania. They performed across Tasmania at the Hobart Town Hall, Meadowbank Estate, Epsom House, the University of Tasmania, for IHOS Opera as well as in Devonport at the Classical meets Jazz festival. Apart from a couple of brief performances over the last few years, they now reunite after 4 years to present a series of recitals over the coming seasons including Schubert’s masterpiece, Winterreise.

“Mahler’s marvellous “Five Ruckert Lieder” were also performed with considerable style”
“A most enjoyable recital ended with humorous songs by William Bolcom.”
Peter Donnelly, The Mercury Newspaper, Hobart (Tasmania). December 2009


Michael Lampard 2014. Photo courtesy of Leesa needham
Michael Lampard 2014. Photo courtesy of Leesa needham

Melbourne-based baritone Michael Lampard is emerging as one of Australia’s leading young operatic performers. Born in Tasmania he studied with Suzanne Ortuso and graduated with a Master of Music degree from the University of Tasmania. Michael also holds an associate diploma from Trinity/Guildhall and the AMEB Licentiate. He has done periods of study with Konrad Jarnot and Stephen Varcoe and is currently working with Roger Howell. He is in demand in opera, musical theatre, oratorio and especially the field of song performance performing in major Australian centres, as well as in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe and Asia. His vast repertoire includes more than 50 operas and oratorios as well as the majority of the standard recital repertoire including the song cycles of Schubert, Schumann and Gerald Finzi to name a few. In 2012 he formed ‘Zenith’ with Welsh pianist Rhodri Clarke to explore the song repertoire from the 19th to the 21st Centuries in Melbourne. Other pianists Michael enjoys working with include Jennifer Marten-Smith, Michael Curtain, Karen Smithies and Michael Kieran Harvey. Michael has worked with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony, Hobart Chamber Orchestra, IHOS Opera, Camberwell Chorale, and has recently worked with Melbourne Opera, Lyric Opera of Melbourne and the Forest Collective s well as in the chorus for Opera Australian and Victorian Opera. Conductors he has worked with include Placido Domingo, Richard Bonynge, Brian Castles-Onion, Greg Hocking, Rick Prakhoff, David Kram, Myer Fredman, Timothy Sexton, Gary Wain, Jean Louis Forestier, Douglas Heywood, Pat Miller, Christopher Lawrence, Simon Kenway and David Lawrence. For more information about Michael and upcoming performances, visit


Pianist, Michael Curtain
Pianist, Michael Curtain

Michael Curtain is fast establishing a reputation in Sydney as a well-regarded young accompanist. With a particular affinity for vocal repertoire, Michael has performed with many singers, including Opera Australia’s Jamie Allen in concert, Jane Edwards in recital at Government House (Tasmania), and most recently Natalie Aroyan (Lindemann/Juilliard program) in the finals of the McDonalds Operatic Aria Award. Michael has extensive experience in Choral Music. He is currently a repetiteur for the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, and Sydney University Graduate Choirs. His work with instrumentalists and ensembles includes the Sydney Symphony Fellowship, Sinfonia and Sinfonietta. Michael has worked in Music Theatre and Opera in various roles. He has been musical director for Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years and Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury. He has worked with Melbourne Opera Company in Verdi’s La Traviata and Puccini’s Tosca, the Itty Bitty Opera Company’s production of Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors and Sydney Conservatorium’s production of Mozart’s La finta giardiniera. Michael has performed with notable conductors such as Myer Fredman (Glyndebourne Festival Opera), Jean Louis Forestier, Richard Gill OAM, Benjamin Northey and Brett Weymark. Michael is completing his Bachelor of Music in piano accompaniment with David Miller AM and Clem Leske at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Audio Files:

 Michael and Michael perform Faure's 'Apres un Reve'. December 2012


 Michael and Michael perform Finzi’s ‘Clock of the Years’ from ‘Earth and Air and Rain’. December 2012

Michael Curtain, piano and MIchael Lampard, baritone, performing at Epsom House, Pontville (Tasmania) in 2009
Michael Curtain, piano and MIchael Lampard, baritone, performing at Epsom House, Pontville (Tasmania) in 2009


Michael Lampard
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