(Candia di Ancona, Italy)
2017–18 Season: Hagen and Fasolt in Der Ring des Nibelungen
Bass Andrea Silvestrelli made his San Francisco Opera debut in 1998 as Oroveso in Norma, and he has since returned as Il Talpa in Il Tabarro, Simone in Gianni Schicchi, Osmin in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Hagen and Fasolt in the 2011 Ring cycle, Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Sparafucile in Rigoletto, Wurm in Luisa Miller, the Night Watchman in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, the Grand Inquisitor in Don Carlo, and the Commendatore in Don Giovanni. Recent seasons have included appearances as Fasolt and Hunding in Die Walküre with the National Taichung Theater in Taiwan; Oroveso in Norma, Timur in Turandot, and Nourabad in Les Pêcheurs de Perles at Lyric Opera of Chicago; the Grand Inquisitor at Washington National Opera; and Hagen at Houston Grand Opera. In the upcoming season, Silvestrelli sings Fafner in Siegfried with the National Taichung Theater, as well as Pistola in Falstaff and Geronte in Manon Lescaut with the Dallas Opera.