In Conversation + Film: Love Opera

6.30PM Wed 9 Oct 2019 (2hrs)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

TICKET INCLUDES FILM AND 30-MINUTE DISCUSSION

Following the screening of the documentary Love Opera 2019 — which charts the story of opera sensation Lisa Gasteen from her Brisbane-based National Opera School to the world stage — join director Liselle Mei and producer Trish Lake as they discuss Mei’s own journey as a filmmaker, from short filmmaking to the world premiere of her first feature-length documentary.

Love Opera 2019 All ages

Love Opera provides an inside look at Brisbane’s world-class Lisa Gasteen National Opera School as it prepares a production of Carmen with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

Nestled inside Griffith University on Brisbane’s South Bank, the Lisa Gasteen National Opera School is the brainchild of its eponymous leader, whose singular qualities as an opera singer have taken her from The Met to Covent Garden and all across Europe. This warm-hearted documentary follows Lisa as she looks to cultivate the next generation of opera stars and deliver a top-flight production over the course of an intensive six-week program. The students dig deep to give the performance of their lives as they prepare to share the stage with international talent on opening night.

CREDITS

91 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: LISELLE MEI / PRODUCERS: TRISH LAKE, DANIEL SCHULTZ / CAST: LISA GASTEEN, NANCY UNDERHILL / RIGHTS: FRESHWATER PICTURES / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP