Her soprano is pure gold and she charms the audience with her incisive portrayal of the "Iron Butterfly", Miss MacDonald. His powerful voice and sweet stage portrayal of Mr. Eddy is the perfect foil for his real-life wife, Miss Neill!
"America's Singing Sweethearts" share their passionate and volatile love story, one of the great romantic tragedies of our time.
Hallie Neill, Soprano
With "A golden soprano producing the most luscious sounds" (Los Angeles Herald Examiner), Hallie Neill recently debuted with Opera Tampa in the world premiere of Anton Coppola's Sacco and Vanzetti. She created the role of Luigia Vanzetti and received more rave reviews ("a fiery soprano," Opera News and "of all the sopranos, her tone quality stands out above the rest," (Sarasota Herald Tribune). She has appeared in concert at Carnegie Hall, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, on tour with Columbia Community Concerts, and throughout the Middle East and Asia. Her opera repertoire includes the leading soprano roles in Falstaff, Traviata, Carmen, Tosca, La Boheme, Die Fledermaus and The Merry Widow and she has appeared with the Cairo, New York Grand, Anchorage, Metro Lyric, Pensacola, San Diego and Long Beach Light Opera Companies. Miss Neill appears in concert with her husband, Theodore Lambrinos in "Jeanette Mac Donald and Nelson Eddy - The Love Story" and in "Tonight We Sing" featuring grand opera and popular broadway. She can be heard on cd in the dual soprano roles of Adelaide and Felicie in the Philip Glass opera "La Belle et la BÃªte", recorded by Nonesuch Records.
"Rapturously played and sung!" (Merry Widow) -New York Times
"Her stunningly beautiful voice is pure, free and silvery even at its very top." (Merry Widow)-Trenton Times
"I was very impressed by her fine, healthy soprano in a 'Sempre libera' that soared above the orchestra."-New York Post
"Where does this 'juicy lyric' perform the rest of the year?" (Anna in Le Villi) -Gay City News
Theodore Lambrinos, Baritone
His career encompasses 60 major baritone roles that he has performed at the Metropolitan Opera and opera companies throughout the United States and internationally. His powerful voice and compelling stage presence make him one of the finest Verdi baritones appearing before the public today. His appearance at the Metropolitan Opera in the title role of Rigoletto was described by the New Jersey Star Ledger as a "gripping performance that brought down the house" and he was hailed as the "Metropolitan Opera's A-Team." In demand throughout the world for his interpretation of Rigoletto, he received ovations for his "compelling and faithful portrayal of the complex character," (China Daily) in Beijing, and he was also honored to present this role in the historical first-ever performance of opera in Hanoi, Vietnam. He created the role of Carlo Tresca in the world premiere of Anton Coppola's Sacco and Vanzetti for Opera Tampa and performed seven of the leading baritone roles for the New York Grand Opera Verdi Festival in Central Park. He has sung nearly 200 performances of Rigoletto, Nabucco, Aida and Tosca with the European touring companies Opera 2001 and Teatro Lirico d'Europa throughout Spain, France, Portugal and Denmark.
"As Nabucco, he proved that there is a place for refinement and elegance in the world of early Verdi."-The New York Times
"Lambrinos' Scarpia was particularly loathsome and he oozed an extreme malevolence that elicited boos from the audience." -New York Newsday
"...the vocal rock, his peerless, large, full-bodied rich and flawless baritone filled the hall with ease and grace." (Germont, La Traviata)-Tucson Citizen
Check out the artist's website:
1. Indian Love Call (Rose Marie)
2. I Married an Angel (I Married and Angel)
3. Merry Widow Waltz (Merry Widow)
4. Valentin's Aria (Faust)
5. Un bel di (Madame Butterfly)
6. Desert Song Medley (Desert Song)
7. Nedda/Silvio duet (Pagliacci)
8. Lover Come Back to Me (Naughty Marietta)
9. Dusty Road (Let Freedom Ring)
10. I'll See You Again (Bitter Sweet)
11. Will You Remember (Maytime), Ah Sweet Mystery of Life ( NM)