Biography

Cristiano, lyric tenor, completed his university education (Literature and theology near Urbino’s University ) and obtained Vocal Performance diploma at Conservatorium “G.Rossini” of Pesaro.

He has undertaken masterclasses with A.Billard, E.Facini, A.Kraus, G.Mastino, R.Savastano, M.Trombetta, G.Zancanaro

Wins many competitions including ‘ Iris Adami Coradetti’ in Padova in 1996 and Ascoli Piceno in 1997.

His debut was the role of Alfredo in Traviata for the theatre Masini of Faenza (Bologna,1995).


He has worked in the most important Italian theatres with world class conductors including J.Conlon, G.Noseda, A.Fish, P.Augin, G.Kuhn, D.Oren , Lu Ja, G.Gelmetti, R.Palumbo, J.Kovatchev and others, Begins his career first as second lead in the most important Italian theatre working with the best director as F.Zeffirelli, P.Pizzi, R.Carsen, G.Vick, B.Montresor, L.Dodin, G.Deflo, H.De Ana, R.De Simone, D.Michieletto.

Was present in the cast of: Die Zauberflote, Opera di Roma;. Anna Bolena, Bergamo; Idomeneo, Ancona; Trovatore, Busseto, Arena di Verona; Manon, Trieste; Manon Lescaut, Pisa, Livorno; Nabucco, Ravenna; Lucia di Lammermoor, Genova, Pisa, Macerata, Ravenna; Rigoletto, Macerata; Le contes d’Hoffmann, Cremona, Como, Pavia; Peter Grimes, Modena, Ferrara; Salome, Verona, Palermo, Torino; Norma, Ferrara, Piacenza 2006 ; Pagliacci (Arlecchino), Arena Verona 2006. Festival Puccini of Torre del Lago in season 2008, 2009, 2010.

In a second phase and in the most recent seasons Cristiano started to debut first roles. In particular he performed:

Rodolfo (Boheme): teatro Bonci Cesena, Teatro comunale Grosseto.

Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly): teatro Carani, Monaco, Sassuolo, Coopenaghen, Carpi.

Alfredo (Traviata), Faenza, Alessandria Tarvisio, Wiblingen, Ullm.

Riccardo (Ballo in maschera) teatro Rosetum Milano, Monterosa Torino.

Ismaele (Nabucco) festival Residenz Monaco, Wiblingen

Turiddu (Cavalleria Rusticana) Teatro Comunale di Narni (2005), arena di Falconara (An) 2007, Tuscia festival 2010

Manrico (Trovatore), expo teatro Dolo (Venezia) 2006.

In particolar he enjoyed great successes in roles Calaf (Turandot) in Teatro Sejong di Seoul (2005); Cavaradossi (Tosca) in Arena Sferisterio di Macerata (2005), Carpi;

Radames (Aida) in Arena Narni Openair (2006), National theatre of Tirana (2007); Faust (C.Gounod), Don Josè (Tragedie de Carmen) and Ruggero (La Rondine) at Dvorak Theatre Ostrava (2007, 2008), Edgardo (Lucia diLammermoor) at National theatre of Tirana (2008)

Cristiano Olivieri collaborates regularly with Fondazione Torre del Lago- Puccini (Manon Lescaut, Edmondo; Gianni Schicchi, Rinuccio; Fanciulla del West, Nick) and Fondazione Arena di Verona and he did many tournee in Sudamerica ed Europa for example with Rundfunk Bayerischer Orchestra ( conductor G. Kuhn) with Orchestra of Sofia (2002, conductor B.Ivanov) and with Philharmonic orchestra of S.Petersburg in Russia (2006) at Music’s Building of Mosca and in Philarmonic Academy of S.Petersburg, conductor M° Sviatoslav Luther.

Last engagements was the role of Syphax in 'Der Koenig Kandaules' in Teatro Massimo of Palermo in may 2012. In this theatre Cristiano was engaged also in recents seasons ('Die Gezeichneten' of F.Schreker, 2010 'The Greek Passion' of B.Martinu, 2011).

He worked also in Assassinio nella Cattedrale (I.Pizzetti, 1°Tempter/Knight) in Milano Dome, July 2012, Turandot (Pong) in Tokio Dome, novembre 2012, Masnadieri (Teatro alla Fenice, Venezia, dicembre 2012), Das Liebesverbot , Falstaff (Teatro Verdi, Trieste, 2014)., Il Campiello (Opera di Firenze,2014)
Among next engagements are: Falstaff, Fedora (Teatro San Carlo, Napoli), Die Zauberflote (Teatro Filarmonico Verona, Teatro massimo Palermo)

Cristiano Olivieri is present in following recording:
Assassinio nella cattedrale, SONY

Anna Bolena, ed.Dynamic
Lucia di Lammermoor , DVD, TDK
Il Trovatore, Opera Classic
I Vespri Siciliani, DVD, ed.Dynamic
Samson et Dalila, DVD, TDK
Il filosofo di campagna, ed. Bongiovanni
Il mondo alla Roversa, ed. Bongiovanni