About us

Founded in 2011 by Lisa Gasteen AO, the Lisa Gasteen National Opera School offers developing Australian and New Zealand singers and repetiteurs world class training and career development, preparing them to be competitive when studying or working abroad.

The School is among the finest coaching programs in the world and offers its singers important national and international contacts. It has established a core program that reflects Lisa Gasteen's holistic approach that combines singer and repetiteur training, language study, practical musicianship and performance experience.


"I had the absolute thrill and pleasure to attend the performance by your National Opera School Students. It really was an extraordinary event, and I have such huge admiration for the dedication and talent of these young people. Australian Opera is in very good hands."

"That was a lovely performance, exciting, ground-breaking, intelligent, and so, so beautifully sung and acted. And so amusing, which is what Ariadne not always is."

"I was quite delighted with the many sopranos who were needed for the roles. The beautiful soaring notes were so expertly and confidently delivered and the leads were amazing - so young, but many big demanding roles."


Applications for the 2019 Lisa Gasteen National Opera School are now open with live auditions planned for early 2019 in Brisbane, Melbourne and New Zealand.

How you can help

The Lisa Gasteen National Opera School has established itself as the premier elite training program for young Australian opera singers

Please help us build on our highly successful training program by giving your financial support.  There are several options from which donors can choose.

Please contact Rebecca Campbell at nationaloperaschool@griffith.edu.au

Contact us

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