Victoria Lambourn - mezzo soprano
Australian mezzo soprano Victoria Lambourn studied piano, cello, singing and composition at the Queensland Conservatorium Music School before continuing her studies at the Royal Northern College of Music (UK), graduating with a Bachelor of Music (Honours), Postgraduate Diploma in Performance and Master of Music Performance. She performed her first operatic role at the age of 15 when she performed Dido in her school’s production of Dido and Aeneas. Her performance as Angelina in La Cenerentola for the RNCM led to an invitation to participate in the Accademia Rossiniana in Pesaro (Italy). Awards include the Australian Music Foundation Awards, Peter Moores Foundation Scholarships, People's Choice Prize in the Dame Joan Sutherland Singing Competition and the 2014 German-Australian Opera Grant winner.
For the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Victoria has performed Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel, Nicklausse/Muse in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Miss Jessel in The Turn of the Screw, Flora in La Traviata, and Paquette in Candide. For Opera Australia Victoria has performed Suzuki in Madama Butterfly (Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour), Rosmira in Partenope, Mercédès in Carmen, Nancy in Albert Herring, Smeraldina in The Love for 3 Oranges, 2nd Lady in The Magic Flute, Juno in Orpheus in the Underworld, Flora in La Traviata, and Emmy in a concert version of Der Vampyr. For other companies Victoria has performed Carmen (Festival Opera, New Zealand), Dorabella in Così fan tutte (Melbourne Opera), Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel (State Opera of South Australia), Florence in Albert Herring (Victorian Opera), La Badessa in Suor Angelica (Macau International Music Festival) and 2. Dame (Theater Bonn).
On the concert platform, Victoria has performed in England, Germany, Italy, Japan, Indonesia, New Zealand and China, where her performances have been broadcast on national television. In Australia, she has performed with the Sydney Symphony (Governess in Pique Dame), Melbourne Symphony (Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Percy Grainger Tribute concert), Queensland Symphony (Messiah, Opera Gala), Canberra Symphony (Beethoven’s Symphony No.9, CSOlé concert), Orchestra Victoria, Darwin Symphony, Sydney Philharmonia, and Melbourne Royal Philharmonic. In 2019, Victoria visited China on three occasions, performing western and Chinese music in televised concerts and serving as a cultural ambassador promoting greater understanding and cultural exchange between Australia and China. For the 2020 Chinese Lunar New Year Festival, Victoria represented Australia in a gala concert held at the Sydney Town Hall.
As a recording artist, Victoria appears on several albums produced by ABC Classics, a CD of works by Percy Grainger performed with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Chandos Records), and the soundtrack for the documentary series, Meet+Eat.