Andrea Silvestrelli

Andrea Silvestrelli

Vocalists — Bass

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 . . .

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