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Lisa Gasteen AO – Being Brünnhilde

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Saturday 9 Sep 2017
3:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Queensland Multicultural Centre

Lisa Gasteen first became known in the lyric spinto repertoire and rose to worldwide prominence after becoming the first and only Australian to win the Cardiff Singer of the World Competition.

She has lived and worked in the United Kingdom, Italy and Germany. She has sung at most of the major opera houses and has performed at Vienna Staatsoper, the Bastille in Paris, and was a regular guest artist at the Metropolitan Opera New York and at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.

Her repertoire includes the principal female leads in such operas as Aida, La Forza del Destino, Un Ballo in Maschera, Don Carlo, Othello, Don Giovanni, Tosca, Andrea Chenier, Ariadne auf Naxos, Electra, Salome, Die Frau ohne Schatten, Lohengrin, Tannhäuser, Die Fliegender Holländer, Tristan und Isolde and Der Ring des Niebelungen.

Some of the conductors she has worked with include Simone Young, Antonio Pappano, Lorin Maazel, Kiril Petrenko, Semyon Bychkov, Bertrand de Billy, Sir Bernard Haitink, Sir Charles Mackerras, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Sebastian Weigle, Donald Runnicles, Franz Welser Moest, James Levine, Zubin Mehta, Christof von Dohnanyi and Valery Gergiev.

Lisa is greatly admired in the industry for her poignant voice and exemplary diction, integrity as an artist and colleague, and for the emotion she imbues in the characters she portrays.

Lisa Gasteen is now living and working in Brisbane as a teacher and mentor of Australian singers. She is a Professor of Opera at the Queensland Conservatorium and is using her wealth of experience as a busy opera performer both on and off stage to help aspiring singers on their way.