Manager: William G. Guerri
Management Territory: Worldwide
Silvestrelli was a commanding, forbidding Bluebeard, filling the hall easily with his enormous sound. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Big is the word for Andrea Silvestrelli in every way: and an amazing Godunov/Fafner/Sparafucile/Sarastro voice coming from an echo chamber filled with storm clouds. The more quietly Silvestrelli sang, the more impressive the voice became. San Francisco Chronicle
There were wild cheers for Andrea Silvestrelli...who brought a terrifying, sepulchral tone to the assassin Sparafucile. Chicago Sun
Andrea Silvestrelli has quickly become 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.”
In the current season, Mr. Silvestrelli returns to San Francisco Opera as Wurm in Luisa . . . Miller, The Night Watchman in Die Meistersinger von Nürnburg, Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia, and the Grand Inquisitor in Don Carlo. He will also return to Erl for performances of the Ring Cycle at the Tiroler Festspiele. Last season began with performances of the Commendatore in Don Giovanni and Ferrando in Il trovatore with the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Mr. Silvestrelli saw additional performances as the Commendatore with the Canadian Opera Company. He closed the season as Fafner/Hagen in the Ring Cycle with the Tiroler Festspiele in Erl, Austria.