Alessio Olivieri is a Ph.D. candidate in Musicology at the University of California Riverside, where he also serves as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and Associate Instructor, teaching an array of music classes.
His dissertation focuses on realism and verismo in the Spanish musical theater at the crossroads of the 19th and 20th centuries, with particular emphasis on the Spanish realist operas informed by Italian verismo.
His research is funded by the following awards/grants: Dissertation Research Grant (University of California, Riverside, 2020-21), Manolito Pinazo Memorial Award (University of California, Riverside, 2019), Gluck Fellowship for the Arts (University of California, Riverside, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21), Dean’s Distinguished Fellowship (University of California, Riverside, 2016-19).
Other interests include the Italian chamber romances (art songs) of the 19th century —with his book Le romanze da salotto di Michele Bellucci. Le edizioni a stampa e i manoscritti autografi (2010). His graduate thesis, titled “Il Tenebrismo: la chitarra della noche oscura da Manuel de Falla ad Angelo Gilardino,” introduced the concept of “tenebrism” as a new poetic in the 20th century guitar repertoire.
Mr. Olivieri is a member of the American Musicological Society, the Società italiana di musicologia, the Sociedad española de musicología, and College Music Society. He served as Student Representative at the National Council for the AMS Pacific-Southwest Chapter and was a member of the AMS National Committee on Technology.