Metropolitan Opera Baritone
Theodore Lambrinos has sung over 60 major baritone roles with the Metropolitan Opera and opera companies throughout the US including Chicago, Seattle, Cincinnati, Colorado, Des Moines, New Jersey, Arizona, Nevada, Tulsa and abroad including Cairo, Beijing, Greece, Indonesia, and Korea. 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”.
Following ovations in Beijing, China, he was honored to perform Rigoletto 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.
He has sung nearly 200 performances of Rigoletto, Nabucco, Il Trovatore, Cav and Pag, Aida and Tosca with the European touring company Teatro Lirico d'Europa throughout Europe and the US. His performances have taken him to nearly 35 countries from the Middle East to the Far East and he has performed with such luminaries as Domingo, Fleming, Zajick, Corelli, Scotto, Moffo and Hines.
With his wife, soprano Hallie Neill he has appeared in opera/Broadway concerts, in Neill’s original operetta “A Scandalous Affair” and operas including Falstaff, Tosca, La Boheme and Don Giovanni. The CD of their MacDonald/Eddy musical was featured on the 50th Annual Grammy Awards first ballot in the category of “Best Musical Show Album”!
Mr. Lambrinos traveled with the Ambassadors of Opera as part of a quartet performing opera to Broadway concerts throughout the world including command performances for Indira Gandhi in India, and for Queen Sirikit, Bangkok, Thailand, for Imelda Marcos In Manila, Philippines and for Sheiks, Emirs and princesses in Bahrain, Dubai, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi.
Honoring his Greek heritage he presented “A Tribute to the Hellenic Spirit” at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center. This nearly sold out performance included a tribute to the late great Greek Metropolitan Opera Basso Nicolo Moscona.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Theodore began his career as soloist with the famed Russian Don Cossack Chorus throughout the US and appearing in musicals On and Off-Broadway and in Summer Stock. Mr. Lambrinos has an active voice studio in New York City sharing his vast experience with the new performers on the horizon.
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Retired Police Officer, Author, Columnist, Radio Show Host
Rebecca was employed for over 10 years as a law enforcement officer and was a field training officer.
She has spent over 20 years studying domestic violence and working with victims of various traumatic events. She has spent many years working directly with others to be successful in their independent business goals. She is an author and host of several radio shows. Rebecca was a columnist for over 7 years at a community college and is currently a columnist with Communities Digital News.
Her education includes: Associates degrees in Christian Studies, General Education, General Business Management, and Law Enforcement. Bachelor’s degrees in Church Ministry and Occupational Studies -Vocational Arts. Master’s degree in Biblical Studies. Currently enrolled in a Doctorate of Philosophy of Theology program.
Rebecca has combined her knowledge and experience to create “The V.O.T.E., Victims Overcoming Traumatic Events, Program for those exposed to domestic violence and other traumatic events. Her goal is to assist law enforcement, first responders, and others to save lives, reduce injury, and help others to move forward to healthier lifestyles.
Opera Singer, Crossover Artist, Writer, Radio Personality
"Soprano Hallie Neill is a rapturous singing actress..." (The New York Times)
Hallie has worked as a singer, actress and playwright in opera, musicals and recordings for Nonesuch Records, operatic voice over artist for feature film, and entertainer, writer, co-producer and radio personality for “Copera” and “Copera’s Corner” radio show.
Beginning her career as a singing waitress and singing telegram performer, Hallie left sunny San Diego for the wilds of Alaska working for the Alyeska Pipeline to support her dream of singing on the operatic stage.
Professional light opera and musical theatre roles led to her grand opera debut in New York City in the leading role in “La Traviata” for an audience of 20,000 in Central Park with the New York Grand Opera.
She has since appeared in over 35 countries from Hong Kong to Dubai, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and with regional opera companies throughout the US.
A noted playwright, Hallie was featured on the 50th Annual Grammy Awards Entry List for “Best Musical Show Album” for her first script, starring opposite her husband, Metropolitan Opera baritone Theodore Lambrinos in “A Scandalous Affair” throughout the US including Lincoln Center and the Players Club in New York City.
As a spokesperson and humanitarian Miss Neill has appeared on FOX NEWS TV with Kelly Wright’s “Beyond the Dream” series to advocate for the Coats 4 Kurdistan initiative to aid over 2million refugees in Northern Iraq; with Chuck Scarborough, News 4 New York, NBC for a disease awareness program and as an Ambassador/Spokesperson for Women at Risk (WAR) International, to aid in their work to help victims of human trafficking.
Hallie is currently creating an inspiring new Broadway style musical about faith, dreams and the power of music.