BiographyCaroline Ellsmore studied voice with Helen McKinnon at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music and with Ronald Dowd of Opera Australia. She has performed in opera, oratorio and recital. A fellow of Trinity College, London, Dr Ellsmore has a Master of Music (Hons) from UNE and a PhD in Musicology from the University of Melbourne. She has taught music in New South Wales and more recently at Korowa Anglican Girls’ School, Glen Iris. She has trained both adult and junior choirs, conducted orchestras and bands, and composed music for these groups. Caroline is currently doing further research on the letters of the soprano, Teresa Stolz and also on the Simonsen Opera Companies in Australia.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
The life and music of Giuseppe Verdi,
The biographies of Giuseppina Strepponi and Teresa Stolz
The careers of Martin and Fanny Simonsen, their children and grandchild (Frances Alda), and the impact of these lives on Australian music
Keyboard practice, singing, walking Glen the dog, reading, keeping up with the family. One day, shall get back to drawing and painting.