Prior to taking the Chair of Practice Professor of Opera at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University in 2011, Lisa Gasteen had become one of the world’s most sought after interpreters of the dramatic German repertoire.
Best known for her performances of Brünnhilde, Isolde and Electra she was a regular guest at the major opera houses including Metropolitan Opera, New York; Royal Opera, Covent Garden; The Bastille, Paris; and the State Opera Companies of Vienna, Stuttgart and Berlin to name a few.
Her concert repertoire includes Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Handel’s Messiah, Verdi’s Requiem and extensive lieder including Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder.
Lisa has won many other awards including the 1992 Advance Australia Award, 3 Helpmann Awards and the 2002 Sidney Meyer Performing Arts Individual Award. She was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2006 for her services to the Arts.
In 2011 Lisa established The Lisa Gasteen National Opera School, located at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University, Brisbane, to help, mentor and develop the skills and progress of Australian operatic singers and répétiteurs.