Lisa Gasteen

(b. 1957)

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(b Brisbane, 1957).

Australian soprano. Worked in family business, then entered Queensland Cons. 1980 to study with Margaret Nickson. Nat. Opera Studio 1985–6. Prof. début 1985 Lyric Opera, Queensland (Diana in Orpheus in the Underworld). Won Cardiff Singer of the World Comp. 1991. Débuts: Brit. 1992 (Scottish Opera in Glasgow, Leonore in Trovatore); USA 1994 (Washington, DC); NY Met 1997 (Aida); CG 2002 (Isolde); Paris 2005 (Isolde). Has sung Brünnhilde in complete Ring cycles in Meiningen, Adelaide (2004), Vienna (2005), and London (CG 2005–6). Active concert and recital career.

Subjects: Opera.

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