Michael TK Lam

Michael TK Lam, DMA

Visiting Lecturer of Voice


Michael TK Lam, Tenor, completed his Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), under the tutelage of Dr. Alfonse Anderson. Originally from Hong Kong, Michael graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) with a BA in Sociology, Minors in German Studies and Music; and University College London (UCL) with a MA in Music Education. Inspired by his mentor, Isabel Bayrakdarian, Michael decided to pursue a career in classical voice, and he graduated from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (RBC) with a Master's in Music (MMus) in Vocal Performance.

Michael has had the honor to perform under the baton of Paul Wingfield, Marzio Conti, Charles Peebles, Christian Schulz and Jonathan Lo; under the direction of Michael Barry and Thomas Guthrie; at masterclasses hosted by Darrell Babidge, Laura Aikin, Roderick Williams OBE, Helene Schneiderman, Luis Ledesma; as well as coaching sessions with Daniel Sarge, Danielle Orlando and Stephen Barlow.

In 2022, Michael became a young artist of the dell’Arte Opera Ensemble in New York, where he performed Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria and Lucero’s Juana. Recent engagements include Peter Quint in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, Haydn’s La canterina, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Des Grieux in Massenet's Manon, Neptune in Sams’ The Enchanted Island with RBC Opera, American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) 2019, Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with Modern Opera Studio in Italy, Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with Vienna Summer Music Festival and RBC, Sándor Barinkay in Strauss’ Gypsy Baron with King’s Opera in London, Sextus in the British premiere of Gounod’s Polyeucte with University College Opera, tenor soloist in Bruckner’s Mass No. 3 in F minor and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, as well as Mozart and Donizetti roles at Amalfi Coast Music Festival and Arezzo Opera Festival in Italy. Michael has also won first place in the New England Music Festival and first place in the graduate division of NATS in Las Vegas.