In addition to weddings and other private events, Margaret sings with orchestras, solos with choirs and performs thematic voice recitals. Margaret’s bio is below.
“Stridono lassu”/ They chirp above from I Pagliacci by Leoncavallo
“Hear ye, Israel!” from Elijah by Mendelssohn
“Fruehling”/Spring from Four Last Songs by R. Strauss
Soprano Margaret Lampasi sings for audiences of all sizes, from intimate gatherings to full concert halls. Critical reviews have called her voice and performing “superb”, “expressive”, and a “rich and centered soprano”. Still others remark on the many colors of her voice and its dynamic flexibility. A charismatic performer, Ms. Lampasi sings a wide-range of repertoire and styles – from Bach and Purcell to works of great dramatic intensity in opera – with bluesy, jazz standards being a recent addition. In the Upstate New York region, she debuted as soloist with the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra in J.S. Bach’s Wedding Cantata, where The Chronicle newspaper praised her heartfelt expression, as well as her precise German diction. The performance was aired on Albany’s classical music station, WMHT. Ms. Lampasi has been a soloist with other orchestras in the Northeast including the Brockton and the New Bedford Symphonies, and the Ocean State Chamber and Great Woods Festival Orchestras. She has also performed solo recitals at renowned venues including the Massry Center for the Arts and the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall and is especially passionate about connecting with audiences to make the rich world of art song more accessible as well as enjoyable. This past February she had the recent honor of performing with the esteemed faculty ensemble, the Saint Rose Camerata, and this month she just completed her third solo recital there this month, called “My Life’s Delight”.
Other highlights have included the Sembrich Opera Museum’s Janácek festival where the Glens Falls Post-Star reported her having done “a superb job communicating the emotional and the vocal demands of each song”, and later as guest soprano soloist on two occasions with Adirondack Voices Choir of Glens Falls in their productions of Amy Beach’s Wagnerian Canticle of the Sun, and Verdi’s monumental Requiem. In addition, she has performed many faculty recitals at SUNY-Adirondack where she has been adjunct voice professor for several years. The most recent one “wowed” the critic from the Chronicle who praised one of her renditions of a Richard Strauss song as “exquisite”, and an aria by Carlisle Floyd as “stunning”.
Ms. Lampasi currently enjoys serving on the voice faculty at The College of Saint Rose, where she has taught since 2011. She is a devoted and passionate teacher of singing, taking an eclectic approach that is influenced by many holistic techniques to bring more freedom and power to students’ voices. She also maintains a private studio, welcoming students of all levels, ages (12 to senior citizens), and styles (Jazz, Broadway, Pop, and Rock). Margaret steadfastly believes that everyone can learn to sing in a healthy manner at any age and have fun at it. And public speakers can learn more efficient means of vocal production through the extensive breathing and vocal awareness exercises she offers.
Margaret holds a Master’s of Music in Opera Performance from Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts and a Bachelor’s of Art in Music from Smith College. She received additional vocal training at New England Conservatory and has worked with several other voice teachers and coaches along the way. Also, for over 15 years, at varying times, Margaret has studied yoga, meditation, Alexander technique, Reiki, Linklater voice, and the Feldenkrais Method as means of vocal and personal growth for herself and her students.