Andrea Silvestrelli

Italian bass Andrea Silvestrelli made his San Francisco Opera debut as Oroveso in Norma (1998) 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, and Sparafucile (Rigoletto). 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 Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte) with the Santa Fe Opera; 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; Basilio and Sparafucile in Los Angeles; Bartolo (Le Nozze di Figaro) in Chicago; and his Metropolitan Opera debut as Sparafucile.