Soprano, Hong Kong, China
Colette Lam made her role debut as Marie in La fille du régiment (Musica Viva) Hong Kong in 2010. Since then roles that she had done with Musica Viva have included Gianetta in L’elisir d’Amore, Frasquita in Carmen and Violetta in La traviata. Lam performs regularly at Hong Kong City Hall and had played Norina in Don pasquale and Pauline in La vie parisienne in the Venue. Other operatic appearances away from Asia have included Papagena (cover Pamina) in The Magic Flute in Zeist, Netherlands and Amina in La sonnambula (Brent Opera) in London and Rosina in Il barbiere di siviglia (Opera Lyrica) in Oxford. She first appearance as Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte was with Opera Hong Kong and again appeared in the opera scene performance at Wales International Academy of Voice, where she studies with Dennis O’Neill and Nuccia Focile in May 2013.
Other operatic roles include Romilda in Serse with Maestro François Xavier Roth, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas and Berginella in La Périchole during the studies at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. She has taken part in master class with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Dame Josephone Barstow, Dame Ann Murray, Nelly Miricioiu, Richard Bonygne, Barbara Bonney, Della Jones, Ryland Davies, Joseph Rouleau, Rebecca Evans, Edith Bers, Francesca Patanè, Peter Edelmann, Gerhard Kahry, Malcolm Martineau, Michael Pollock, Richard Barker.
Major concert credits include, Mahler's Symphony No.2 in Colston Hall, Bristol, Shostakovich's 7 Romances on Verses by Alexander Blok in RAM, Schnittke’s Requiem and Bach Cantata No.139 in Macau, and Schumann’s Dichterliebe in Taipei. She was also invited to perform in the Spotlight on Young Musician Series 1 – Music Beyond Tradition, 2011. Recently, she appeared as a soloist for Hong Kong Arts Festival, Hong Kong Bach Choir, Macau Voices and Hong Kong Museum of Arts. Future engagements include Bach’s Christmas Oratorio at Hong Kong Cultural Centre and performing Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto with Musica Viva Hong Kong at Hong Kong City Hall and Solo recital with Macau Vocal Festival in Portugal Art Gallery.
Lam began her training at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with Michael Rippon Memorial Scholarship and the Jackie Chan Charitable Scholarship, before continuing her vocal studies at the Royal Academy of Music, London on a full scholarship by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund and then at Wales International Academy of Voice, Cardiff on the Li Po Chun Professional training and Postgraduate Scholarship in Hong Kong. Lam won the Concert Competition at the HKAPA, Li Bing Prize Hong Kong School Music Festival and awarded Highly Commended in the Isabel Jay Operatic Prize at the Royal Academy of Music.