Michelle Lambert
Vocal Studio

Michelle lambert, singer, voice teacher

My Bio

Award-winning soprano Michelle Lambert made her professional debut with Stamford’s
Connecticut Grand Opera in La Traviata. With CGO she also sang the role of Nella in Gianni Schicchi
starring Sherrill Milnes. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in the NY Vocal Artists Gala, singing opera
scenes from Verdi’s Il Trovatore, Wagner’s Tannhauser, and Floyd’s Susannah, and placing as a finalist
in two of their competitions. She was a soloist for two seasons in the Caramoor International Festival Bel
Canto Summer Series with conductor Will Crutchfield in Katonah, NY. Other performances include the
title role of Puccini’s Suor Angelica and La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi with New York Verismo Opera,
under the direction of Richard Woitach. With North Jersey Symphony Orchestra she performed Verdi and
Wagner Arias, also recorded live on cd.

Oratorio works includes the Soprano soloist in Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, (recorded live on cd) with
Connecticut Master Chorale and Orchestra, which reviews described as, “Powerful and passionate… with
clarion high notes.” Other soloist work in oratorio include Verdi Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s
Requiem, Rutter’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Shubert’s Mass in G and Dubois’ Seven Last Words of
Christ. In concert, she has been featured in "Opera Favorites" for the Archbishop of Canterbury, Taconic
Opera’s Opening Night Gala, “A Night at The Opera” at the Rich Forum, as well as several favorably
received concerts in Spoleto, Italy. Ms. Abraham-Lambert studied voice with Doris Yarick-Cross of Yale
and Valerie Sorel of NYC. She teaches voice at her home studio in Monroe, CT and at Greenwich High
School in Greenwich, CT.

Resume

Opera Stage Roles , Opera Scenes Concerts, Oratorio and Concert Symphony Experience

Soprano Soloist   Verdi & Wagner Arias   North Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Rosalinda (Fledermaus)   A Night at the Opera   Rich Forum, Stamford, CT

Norma (Norma)   A Night at the Opera   Rich Forum, Stamford, CT

Leonora (La Forza)   Bel Canto Concert   Caramoor International Festival, Katonah, NY

Gulnara (Il Corsaro)   Bel Canto Concert   Caramoor International Festival, Katonah, NY

Leonora (Trovatore)   New York Vocal Artists Gala   Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, NYC

Soprano Soloist   Stabat Mater*   CT Master Chorale & Orchestra, Newtown, CT

Nella   Gianni Schicchi (w/Sherrill Milnes)   CT Grand Opera & Orchestra, Stamford, CT

La Ciesca   Gianni Schicchi   New York Verismo Opera, NYC

Suor Angelica   Suor Angelica   New York Verismo Opera, NYC

Fenena   Nabucco (Bel Canto scenes)   Caramoor International Festiva, Katonah,NY

Elvira (cover)   Ernani (Bel Canto scenes)   Caramoor International Festival, Katonah, NY

Soloist (cover)   Verdi Requiem   New York Grand Opera, NYC

Annina   La Traviata (w/Francis Ginsburg)   CT Grand Opera & Orchestra, Stamford, CT

Soloist   Rutter Requiem   Manford Chamber Orchestra, CT

Soloist   Seven Last Words of Christ   Manford Chamber Orchestra, CT

Soloist   Messiah (parts I-III)   Manford Chamber Orchestra, CT

Soloist   Mozart Arias   Spoleto Vocal Arts Symposium, Italy

Soloist   Verdi Requiem   First Congregational Church, Stamford, CT

Soloist   Puccini Arias   Spoleto Vocal Arts Symposium, Italy

Soloist   Opera Arias   Gala for the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rye, NY

Soloist   Mozart Requiem   Manford Chamber Orchestra, CT

Violetta   La Traviata   CT Opera Alliance

*Critics Choice, New York Times

Recordings (CD)

Soloist, Stabat Mater, CT Master Chorale & Orchestra, available at www.cmchorale.org

Soprano Soloist, Opera Arias, North Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Soprano Soloist, Fecit Potentiam, original scene music for “The Crucible,” Alliance Theatre, New Haven

Awards
Finalist  Barnum Festival Vocal Competition, Bijou Theatre, CT 2014

Finalist   NY Vocal Artists   Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, NYC  2001

Semi-finalist   NY Vocal Artists   Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, NYC 2000

Musical Theatre
Mary Sunshine               Chicago                                     Two Planks Theater Co. Monroe, CT

Dolly                             Hello Dolly                                 Amarantes Dinner Theatre, New Haven, CT

Philia                             Forum                                       Act II, New Haven

Gloria Rasputin               Bye Bye Birdie                            Amarantes Dinner Theatre, New Haven, CT

Graziella                         West Side Story                         Act II Theatre, New Haven, CT

Mother Abbess               The Sound of Music                    Shelton Musical Theatre, Shelton, CT

Housekeeper                  Man of la Mancha                                   Shelton Musical Theatre, Shelton, CT

Ensemble                      My Fair Lady                              Amarantes Dinner Theatre, New Haven, CT

Ensemble                      Pippin                                        Act II, New Haven, CT

Ensemble                      Hair                                          The Performance Studio, New Haven, CT

Adriana                         Boys from Syracuse                    Crescent Players, New Haven, CT

Sister Robert-Anne         Nunsense II                               Amarantes Dinner Theatre, New Haven,CT

French Girl                     Cabaret                                     Amarantes Dinner Theatre, New Haven, CT

Church work

Soprano soloist/section leader at the First Congregational Church, Stamford, CT 1997-2007

Cantor/soloist at St. Benedict’s Roman Catholic Church, Stamford, CT  March 2009-Jan 2010

Training

Voice:  Doris Yarick-Cross, (Yale) Jerold Siena, (Yale), Valerie Sorel (NYC)

Theater/Music: Southern CT State University B.A

Acting: Katherine Kerr, Sheila Garvey

Vocal Coaching:Greg Buchalter, (Metropolitan Opera)

Stage Movement: Thom Petersen

Languages: English, Italian, French,

Theatre voice and diction: Sheila Garvey

Orchestra Conductors

Will Crutchfield, Richard Woitach, Anton Coppola, Lawrence Gilgore, Tina Johns Heidrich

Teaching Experience

Own and operate a private vocal instruction studio 2000- present

Teach vocal technique at Greenwich High School, Greenwich, CT 2005-present

Teach musical theatre performance and technique workshops 2002-2006, Stamford, CT

Performed arias from Verdi’s Macbeth and Otello for classes at Juilliard with conductor Vincent La Selva of NY Grand Opera

Director for children’s play at St. Benedict’s, Stamford, CT