Honour roll

The Honour Roll recognises past State and
Territory and National Award recipients

Australian of the Year


2013 QLD Australian of the Year Nominee

Lisa Gasteen AO

State: Queensland

Opera singer

Professor Lisa Gasteen is renowned for the glorious dramatic-soprano roles that have seen her perform at the Royal Opera House in London, the Vienna State Opera and the Metropolitan in New York as well as in Australia. But after an accident interrupted her stellar career four years ago, she has used the enforced sabbatical to channel the tenacity that saw her reach international heights into working with young singers. Professor of Opera at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, Lisa runs the Lisa Gasteen National Opera School in Brisbane providing aspiring professional singers with a bridge between their formal studies and the opera stage. As the only Australian ever to win the Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, Lisa is admired not only for her wonderful voice and exemplary diction but also for her integrity as a performer and colleague. She is making a return to the stage appearing with the Queensland Conservatorium, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and the Brisbane Festival.