Andrea Silvestrelli is one of the most sought-after ‘bassi profondi’ on the international opera scene. Garnering critical acclaim for his debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago in Rigoletto, the Chicago Sun-Times reported, “There were wild cheers for Andrea Silvestrelli …who brought a terrifying, sepulchral tone to the assassin Sparafucile.” The Chicago Sun concurred, “Andrea Silvestrelli wielded a big, black, menacing bass in his debut as the assassin Sparafucile.”
This season, Silvestrelli returns to Houston Grand Opera as Klingsor in Parsifal and joins Opera Australia as Fafner, Hunding, and Hagen in Der Ring des Nibelungen. He will also perform as Attila and in Assassinio nella cattedrale with Opera Festival of Chicago. Recent performances include Hagen in Götterdämmerung and Fafner in Siegfried with the Taichung National Theater, Boston Lyric Opera as Sparafucile in Rigoletto, and Maryland Lyric Opera as Filippo II in Don Carlos, Banqo in Macbeth, and Pistola in Falstaff.