DEVELOPING ARTISTS GRANTS
2006 Grant Recipient
Classical Voice Winner
Lambroula Maria Pappas
Lambroula Maria Pappas is a 30-year-old lyric soprano from Burnaby, British Columbia. She has studied at the University of British Columbia, where she received a Master of Music degree in Opera, and at the Atelier lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal. She will use her Developing Artist Grant to continue her vocal training at the Vancouver Academy of Music. She has received a number of grants and scholarships, and has been a winner of the Debut Young Artists Competition, Les Jeunes Artistes Competition (CBC Radio), the Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques competition and the Montreal Opera Prize.
Her performance experience includes roles with the Opéra de Nice, the Pacific Opera in Victoria and the Montreal Opera, as well as concerts and recitals in North America and Europe.
According to David Meek, Head of Voice/Opera at the Vancouver Academy of Music, Ms. Pappas has developed into a very fine, young professional artist. "She has a beautiful lyric sound with good flexibility, is a very fine and very attractive actor on stage, and delivers her characters with honesty and in a very empathetic way that makes them touching and very believable." The Hnatyshyn Foundation classical voice jury, consisting of Julie Nesrallah, Sylvia Richardson and Michel Ducharme, described her as a "very talented, polished singer who is very mature both musically and technically". They praised her interpretive imagination and very attractive sound. "Her top is truly lovely and rich. Thrilling!"