Born in country Victoria in Australia, from the moment Lisa Bell was successful in gaining the lead in a school music production, she dreamt of singing on the world stage.
That dream materialised into a glorious reality as she graduated with honours from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music.
Her 2000 debut at the Sydney Opera House in Scotland the Brave (with Colin Harper and the Queensland Pops Orchestra) was followed by a tour that saw her perform at the Melbourne Concert Hall and Wellington’s Michael Fowler Hall. Lisa’s performance was captured in a live recording released by the ABC in Australia.
And then cancer struck. Not once … but twice. Her fighting spirit and tenacity saw her defeat cancer, and hone her voice – bringing out additional depths and maturity to her tones as a result of her challenges.
Lisa’s concert appearances include Symphony Under the Stars (Queensland Orchestra), Music on Sundays Program (Queensland Orchestra – 4MBS Festival of Classics), Tunes of Love and Glory, Tunes Tender and Triumphant, The Brisbane River Festival, The Best of British, Brisbane New Year’s Eve Concerts (Queensland Pops Orchestra), The Spirit of Christmas (Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra) and The Unicorn (The Queensland Ballet Company).
Opera appearances include The Marriage of Figaro, L’Elisir D’Amore, Suor Angelica, as well as scenes from Carmen, La Boheme, Macbeth, Die Fliedermaus and Glorianna.
Lisa also performs regularly as a soloist by invitation in the USA and Europe, and has performed, studied and taught in Italy and the United States.
In 2011, Lisa became a published author with the release of her book “Heartsong – A Search for Harmony” as well as her CD “Heartsong” that was released in conjunction with her one-woman show of the same name.