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Marko Lampas, tenor, is a native of Greece. Mr. Lampas came to
the United States in his youth and won scholarships from The
Metropolitan Opera and The Juilliard School as a member of the
American Opera Center. There his talents were fostered by the
legendary Maria Callas when he won a scholarship to participate
in her memorable master classes.
Lampas’s temperament and dramatic skills make him a
particularly gifted interpreter of Verdi and Puccini roles, which he
has performed throughout the U.S. and Europe. His roles span the tenor
repertoire. On a tour of South America, he sang five performances as
Turiddu in Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana in a
season at the Teatro Municipal in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In Athens,
Greece, he sang in the Inaugural Concert, which opened the Civic
Theater. He has performed excerpts from Otello with the Staten
Island Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Anthony Aibel followed by
several performances as Cavaradossi in Puccini’s
Tosca with the Pensacola Opera and performances with the BMCC
Downtown Symphony Orchestra with his wife, soprano Barbara Iona
Miller, as Tosca. He has also appeared with her in “La
Voix D’Adrienne Lecouvreur,” an encapsulated version of
the Cilea's opera and in a series of Duet Concerts, “Around
the World in Opera & Song.”
He is also known for his operatic stage directing talents. In
2000-2001 he was artistic director of the Genesis Opera, which
presented five performances of Puccini’s Suor Angelica
and Il Tabarro and six performances of Strauss’
Ariadne auf Naxos to critical acclaim. Mr. Lampas presently
dedicates his time to teaching vocal technique along with his wife in
their Heraklione Arts Studio in New York City.
He has also had the opportunity to take time out to write about his
musical travels and his life. He is the author of an autobiography,
My Life In America And What Maria Callas Taught Me; a novel
that blends reality and the supernatural called Mános’
Encounter With The Gods; and a suspense murder mystery called
His other books include Adriana, a suspense love story; The Seductress, a tale of love, that most enigmatic phantom of life. And Meow! This is my story Pandora.
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Barbara Iona Miller
Barbara Iona Miller, soprano, was born in Brooklyn, New York. A
graduate of The Juilliard School, she has appeared in opera and
concert throughout Europe and the United States. She has performed the
major Puccini and Verdi heroines with The National Opera Company, Lake
George Opera, Juilliard Opera, Hartford Opera, and Palm Beach Opera as
well as at Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall.
European critics (Italy, Germany, and Bulgaria) have praised her
"fine vocal technique . . . gifted with a voice worthy of
attention.” The American press has said she “sings with
power and lustre . . . she is capable of moments of rare
beauty”; “an equally fine actress and singer.”
Recent appearances have been as Liứ in Turandot,
Ariadne in Ariadne auf Naxos, and the title
role in Suor Angelica. She has sung Tatyana's Letter
Scene from Eugene Onegin (in Russian) and excerpts from Otello
along with her husband, tenor Marko Lampas, with the Staten Island
Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Anthony Aibel and Tosca with
the BMCC Downtown Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Miller has appeared in the Donnell Library Concert Series, along
with her husband, as Adriana in “La Voix d”Adrienne
Lecouvreur,” a piece which she conceived and directed in
“Around the World in Opera & Song.” In 2000-2001 she
was co-artistic director of the Genesis Opera along with her husband
Marko, presenting five performances of Puccini’s Suor
Angelica and Il Tabarro and six performances of
Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos.
She and Marko teach voice in their Heraklione Arts Studio in New York City.
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