Mr. Silvestrelli opened the 2005-2006 season as Filippo II in Don Carlos for the Welsh National Opera, followed by a revival of Sparafucile for the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Caronte in Orfeo at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Hagen in Mexico City’s Götterdammerung, Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte in Tel Aviv, and his début at the Santa Fe Opera as Sarastro. Future seasons will bring Mr. Silvestrelli back to the Welsh National Opera for the title role in Bluebeard’s Castle, as well as to the Lyric Opera of Chicago for Pistola in Falstaff, Colline in La bohème, and Osmin in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, to Seattle Opera for Fasolt and Hundig in Wagner’s Ring Cycle, and to Washington Opera for Sparafucile.

Mr. Silvestrelli was heard in the 2004-2005 season as the Commendatore in Don Giovanni and Fasolt in Das Rheingold at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, The High Priest in Samson et Dalila in Tel Aviv, Zaccaria in Nabucco in Macerata, and in Verdi’s Messa da Requiem at the Netherlands Radio Orchestra under the baton of Valéry Gergiev.

Mr. Silvestrelli’s 2003-2004 season included performances as Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Horatio in Hamlet in Trieste and Hunding in Die Walküre for Mexico City. He was Oroveso in Norma for Finnish National Opera and appeared in the operas Assassino nella cattedrale and Il Gatto con gli stivali with Rome Opera. The 2002-2003 season for Mr. Silvestrelli took him to the Opernhaus in Graz for Filippo II in Don Carlo, Banco in Macbeth in Amsterdam and to the Toronto Symphony as bass soloist in Verdi’s Messa da Requiem.

Mr. Silvestrelli’s calendar for the 2001-2002 season began at the Teatro Regio in Torino where he sang the French King in Reimann’s Lear, and returned for performances of Ovoreso in Norma. He sang Pistola in Falstaff at the Teatro Comunale, the Commendatore in Don Giovanni at Covent Garden and Seneca in L’incoronazione di Poppea at the Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam. He rounded out the season at the Théâtre du Chatelet in Paris as Gofreddo in Il pirata and Rigoletto in the Canary Islands.

He has sung the Commendatore in Don Giovanni at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Oroveso in Norma at the São Carlos in Lisbon, Hermann in Tannhäuser at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, and Titurel in Parsifal at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino under Semyon Bychkov. Additional credits include Pistola in Falstaff at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome with Daniele Gatti and at the Berlin Staatsoper under Claudio Abbado, and he recently made his prestigious début with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as Lodovico in Otello. His credits also boast engagements with the Zhang Zimou production of Turandot (Timur) conducted by Zubin Mehta performed by the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino forces in the Forbidden City in Beijing, Norma at the San Francisco Opera, and Carmen (Escamillo) in Tokyo. Mr. Silvestrelli performed in Penderecki’s The Devils of Loudoun and Pizzetti’s Murder in the Cathedral in Turin, Falstaff (Pistola) with the Minnesota Orchestra under Jeffrey Tate, and Aida in Florence and in Amsterdam under Riccardo Chailly.

During his young career, Mr. Silvestrelli has also performed in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg in Trieste, La bohème at the Teatro San Carlo of Naples and in Philadelphia, La Sonnambula in Macerata, and Rigoletto in Bologna, with Riccardo Chailly. He opened the season in 1992-93 at La Scala in Don Carlo under Riccardo Muti, La favorita and Die Zauberflöte in Philadelphia, Don Giovanni in Parma, Amsterdam and London with John Eliot Gardiner. He has also sung with Scottish Opera, in Florence with Myung-Whun Chung, Nabucco in Ravenna with Riccardo Muti, and the King in Aida with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta, and also as Ramphis with the same conductor in Florence. Additional highlights include Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Rai of Torino with Giuseppe Sinopoli, Il prigioniero at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino with Zubin Mehta, and I Capuleti e i Montecchi at the Opéra de Paris Bastille.

Mr. Silvestrelli is a regular guest soloist with various symphonies and orchestras around the world. His repertoire includes Puccini’s Messa di Gloria (Hamburg, 1992-93), Mahler’s 8th Symphony (at the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, 1994), Rossini’s Stabat Mater (Berlin, 1994), and Verdi’s Messa da requiem (in Siena 1996; in Sydney and at the Gasteig of Monaco, 1997).

Mr. Silvestrelli has recorded Don Giovanni (Commendatore) conducted by John Eliot Gardiner for DGG, a production awarded with the Grammy Award in 1995, and Haydn’s L’anima del filosofo for Decca (1996).

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