Old scholar recognised for high achievement

OPERA singer and Dominic College old scholar Michael Lampard has been inducted into the school’s Hall of Achievement.

He was recognised by the Dominic College community for his contribution to the Arts during the 2017 Academic Awards ceremony, held late last year.

Mr Lampard attended Dominic College from 1999-2001 while studying singing.

He performed locally and across Australia from a young age and made his operatic debut at 16-years-of-age.

Mr Lampard has sung extensively with Australia’s leading performing arts companies including Opera Australia, the Victorian Opera, the Melbourne Opera Company, Lyric Opera of Melbourne, the Victorian Youth Symphony Orchestra, as well as presented recitals across the country and the world.

Dominic College principal Beth Gilligan said he provided the College with a “wonderful gift” at the ceremony by singing ‘Stars’ from Les Miserables.

“It was with great pleasure that we were able to recognise Michael as an outstanding performer who is held in the highest of esteem by his profession, his colleagues and the community,” she said.

“He has achieved this through hard work, dedication to mastery, risk taking, service to the community and the courage to be whom God invited him to be.”

Mr Lampard told the students, staff and families that he was proud and grateful for his formative education at Dominic College, which encouraged and supported him to pursue his dreams.

At the event, Mr Lampard also presented the Outstanding Achievement in Creative Arts awards to year 10 students Julia Narracott and Alex Simpson.

Caption: Dominic College old scholar Michael Lampard with 2018 College captains Will Parkinson and Maggie Baker.