Simone Di Felice
Soloists' Coach / Kapellmeister
Italian born Simone Di Felice is a soloists' coach at Oper Frankfurt who was made a Kapellmeister at the beginning of this season. Last season he conducted a revival of Glucks Ezio and performances of Rigoletto. He now leads this new production of Rinaldo in the Bockenheimer Depot, where he recently conducted new productions of Lʼincoronazione di Poppea and Radamisto. He also jumped in, almost at the last minute, to conduct a performance of Rossini's La gazza ladra/The Thieving Magpie for the company. After studying the piano Simone Di Felice worked as a soloists' coach at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale in Florence and then ran the coaching department at the Teatro Marrucino in Chieti from 2005-2008. In 2010 he conducted Verdi's Falstaff at the Teatro Mancinelli in Orvieto. Orchestras with whom he has worked have included Württemberg's Heilbronn Chamber Orchestra and the Philharmonie in Baden-Baden. Simone Di Felice received a scholarship from the Richard Wagner Verband while studying conducting in Karlsruhe. He has been teaching at the University for Music and the Performing Arts in Stuttgart since 2010.