"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."
"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."
"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."
"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"