On the Couch with Liane Keegan

Victorian Opera Salome Liane Keegan © Craig FullerWho is Liane Keegan?
A 56-year-old professional singer who also teaches. I sing opera and have done so for nearly 35 years. I am called a dramatic contralto. I sing dramatic repertoire and have a large voice!

What would you do differently from what you do now?
I’d probably have a taken day off earlier on!

Who inspires you and why?
I am inspired by the Dalai Lama and as a Buddhist, I am inspired by all his writings and practices.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I believe music can help lots of people from all walks of life with all sorts of problems. Teaching singing really can make a big difference for someone’s life and them skills to help them in their daily life. Giving people the gift of expressing themselves is very rewarding as well!

Favourite holiday destination?

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
Our arts centres and Brunetti’s. Food, art and music!

What are you currently reading?
Billy Connolly’s new biography, Made in Scotland.

What are you currently listening to?
Sam Smith – anything he has recorded!

Happiness is?
Happiness is doing my Judy Garland show!

What does the future hold for you?
No idea what the future holds as a Buddhist – we only live in the present!

Liane stars as Herodias in Victorian Opera’s production of Richard Strauss’ Salome at the Palais Theatre, St Kilda: 22 – 27 February 2020. For more information, visit: www.victorianopera.com.au for details.

Image: Liane Keegan – photo by © Craig Fuller