PhD candidate, University of Melbourne

Rachel Orzech is a PhD candidate at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (University of Melbourne) and the University of Rouen, France. She also teaches music history at the Conservatorium. Her research interests include opera studies, reception studies, 19th and 20th-century French music and musical life, Jewish studies and Wagner studies. Her doctoral research centres on the reception of Wagner in Paris in the 1930s and 40s.


  • –present
    PhD candidate, University of Melbourne


  • 2011 
    University of Melbourne, MMus
  • 2008 
    University of Melbourne, BA/BMus(Hons)


  • 2012
    Review of Wagner and the French Muse: Music, Society and Nation in Modern France, by Paul du Quenoy, Context
  • 2011
    Politics, Identity and the Sound of Jewishness: the Reception of Halévy's La Juive in New York, 2003, Musicology Australia