"The lively cast carry it well, though; the best moment of the night I saw was when Michael Lapina accidentally copped a whack in the goolies in a tangle with Gravenstein (performed with relish by Raggatt) and they had to contain their giggles. Lapina has a wonderful tenor voice, by his own admission almost too big for the space, and, interestingly, in his performance he embodied the role to the point where you could get a sense of real feeling."

Lyric Opera of Melbourne - Pomme D'api - The Australian Stage

 

 

"Michael Lapina is a colourful and entertaining Goro, using his expressive, cheeky face to great effect."

Melbourne Opera Company - Madame Butterfly - Theatre People

 

 

"Michael was in thrilling form, and Kate and Bruce, a G&S specialist, were also strong performers."

Lyric Opera of Melbourne - Pomme D'api - Stage Whispers

 

 

"Tenor Michael Lapina’s bell-like solos, as well as the guest appearance of Wesley College Elsternwick’s Petit Choir to sing a segment of the Credo, were particular highlights."

Camberwell Chorale - Naomi Johnson

 

 

"There are some great minor roles as well, Michael Lapina as Remendado was a stand out for me. His energy was apparent from the moment he stepped out onto the stage."

Melbourne Opera Company  - Carmen - Aussie Theatre

 

 

"Michael Lapina ... also impressed."

Victorian Opera Company - Die Zauberflote - The Age, Friday March 18, 2011

 

 

"MICHAEL Lapina speaks surprisingly softly for a man whose powerful singing voice can make you forget to take a breath."

Leader News Paper - Apr 2008

 

 

"He has one of the most powerful voices I have heard and can easily adapt to singing modern songs as well as opera. He is one of the gems of the West."

Kevin Hillier - Apr 2008

 

 

"Rising Opera star, Michael Lapina"

ABCs The 7:30 Report

 

 

"Michael Lapina is a crowd favourite as the cheeky Beppe."

Melbourne Opera Company - Pagliaci - Theatre People

 

 

"A standout of the Chorus was Michael Lapiña (First Priest/First Man in Armour) who was continuously audible over his peers with an exciting presence to his voice."

Victorian Opera Company  - Die Zauberflote - Ian Nisbet (Theatre People)

 

 

"...super-tenor young Michael Lapina delivered exceptional renditions from la Boheme"

Crossed Wires - The Opera Boys

 

 

"Michael Lapina as Faust has a strong ringing tenor voice"

Melbourne Opera Company  - Faust - TicketMaster Customer Review

 

 

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