Andrea Silvestrelli

(Candia di Ancona, Italy)

2015–16 Season: The Grand Inquisitor in Don Carlo

2016–17 Season: Sparafucile in Rigoletto

Bass Andrea Silvestrelli made his San Francisco Opera debut in 1998 as Oroveso in Norma and returned as Fasolt (Das Rheingold), Il Talpa (Il Tabarro) and Simone (Gianni Schicchi) in the Company’s production of Il Trittico, and as Osmin (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Fasolt and Hagen in the 2011 Ring cycle, Sparafucile (Rigoletto), and Basilio (Il Barbiere di Siviglia). In the fall of 2015, his Company's appearances included Wurm in Luisa Miller and Night Watchman in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.

Silvestrelli’s career highlights include Simone and Basilio (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) with Los Angeles Opera; Sparafucile with Houston Grand Opera and Washington National Opera; Hunding and Fasolt in Seattle Opera’s Ring cycle; and Colline (La Bohème), Ferrando (Il Trovatore), and Timur (Turandot) with Lyric Opera of Chicago. Other credits include Caronte (Orfeo) and Goffredo (Il Pirata) at the Paris Théâtre du Châtelet; Oroveso and Fafner (Das Rheingold) in Turin; Lodovico (Otello) and the Commendatore (Don Giovanni) with the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, the latter of which was recorded and received a 1995 Grammy Award; Hermann (Tannhäuser) in Naples and Japan; and Titurel (Parsifal) at Florence’s Maggio Musicale Festival. Silvestrelli’s other recent engagements include Sarastro and Osmin with the Santa Fe Opera; Fafner with Deutsche Oper Berlin; Bartolo (Le Nozze di Figaro) in Chicago; and his Metropolitan Opera debut as Sparafucile.