Claudio Vellutini

Assistant Professor, Musicology

Music Building 423
Tel. 604-822-6795

Current courses


Claudio Vellutini received his Ph.D in Music History and Theory from the University of Chicago in 2015. Previously he studied musicology at the University of Pavia (Italy), where he earned his B.A. and M.A., and at the University of Vienna (Austria), where he was an exchange student. He also completed a degree in violin performance in Cremona (Italy). Before coming to UBC he was a Post-Doctoral Resident Scholar and Visiting Assistant Professor at the Jacobs School of Music of Indiana University, Bloomington.

Dr. Vellutini’s research interests focus on the cultural and reception history of nineteenth-century Italian opera, its dissemination in the Habsburg Empire, historiography, performance practice, and staging. His dissertation explored the political implications of the production, performance, and reception of Italian operas in Vienna in the first half of the nineteenth century. He is currently working on a book project on opera and cultural networks between Vienna and the Italian States between 1815 and 1848. He has published essays and reviews in 19th-Century MusicCambridge Opera JournalEighteenth-Century Music, and Notes.

He received the 2012 Indiana University Press Award (in recognition to the best student paper presented at the spring meeting of the American Musicological Society’s Midwest chapter), an Ernst-Mach Fellowship from the Österreichischer Austauschdienst (the exchange agency funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research, 2012-13), a Stuart Tave Teaching Award from the University of Chicago (2014), and an Alvin H. Johnson AMS 50 Dissertation Fellowship from the American Musicological Society (2014-15).   



Under review

"Opera and Monuments: Verdi's Ernani in Vienna and the Construction of Dynastic Memory" (under review)

"Fanny Tacchinardi-Persiani, Carlo Balocchino, and Italian Opera Business in Vienna, Paris, and London (1837-1845)" (under review)