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DR Elizabeth Kertesz


  • Bizet's Carmen, popular music and entertainment (opera, adaptation, ballet, music hall, pantomime)
  • Ethel Smyth (reception, German & English context, biography)
  • Spanish music, dance, entertainment (late 19th-early 20th century) (film, musical theatre, ballet, music hall)



  • Elizabeth Kertesz is currently completing a monograph for Oxford University Press, co-authored with Michael Christoforidis, on the subject of Carmen and the Staging of Spain (1875–1940) , and has broader research interests in Spanish music, dance and entertainment of the 19th and early 20th centuries, opera and musical theatre of the same period, and film music (especially in films that represent Spain or Spanish themes, to 1950). She has also published on the English composer Ethel Smyth, on whom her PhD (University of Melbourne, 2001) was based.   


Member of

  • American Musicological Society (AMS). Member 2009 -
  • Association of Iberian & Latin American Studies of Australasia (AILASA). Member 2008 -
  • Musicological Society of Australia. Member of Victorian Chapter 1992 -


Selected publications


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2001
  • BA, University of Melbourne 1993
  • BMus (Hons), University of Melbourne 1992



Available for supervision

  • Y