Andrea Silvestrelli has previously performed the roles of Hagen in Götterdämmerung (2017), Fafner in both Das Rheingold (2014) and Siegfried (2016) at HGO, along with Philippe II in Don Carlos (2012), Sparafucile in Rigoletto (2009), and Osmin in The Abduction from the Seraglio (2008). Also during the 2023-24 season, Silvestrelli joins Opera Australia as Fafner, Hunding, and Hagen in three full cycles of Der Ring des Nibelungen in Brisbane; and performs as Attila and in Assassinio nella cattedrale with Opera Festival of Chicago. Recent performances include Hagen in Götterdämmerung and Fafner in Siegfried in a return to the Taichung National Theater in Taiwan. He also recently appeared with Boston Lyric Opera as Sparafucile in Rigoletto and with Maryland Lyric Opera as Filippo II in Don Carlos, Banquo in Macbeth, and Pistola in Falstaff. His Metropolitan Opera debut was Sparafucile in the Otto Schenk production of Rigoletto, and he also joined the company for performances of Ernani. He has performed numerous major roles with San Francisco Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago, as well as Seattle Opera, Washington National Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Canadian Opera Company, and Los Angeles Opera. In a career that spans decades and continents, he has performed on stages of leading opera houses across the world, among them Rome Opera, Teatro Regio di Torino, Bavarian State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Berlin Staatsoper, Dutch National Opera, Covent Garden, Welsh National Opera, and houses in Beijing, Mexico City, Tel Aviv, and many more.
Osmin: THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO 2007-08
Sparafucile: RIGOLETTO 2008-09
Philippe II: DON CARLOS 2011-12
Fafner: DAS RHEINGOLD 2013-14
Fafner: SIEGFRIED 2015-16
Hagen: GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG 2016-17