Simone Di Felice
Soloists' Coach / Kapellmeister
Italian born Simone Di Felice is a soloists' coach at Oper Frankfurt who was made a Kapellmeisterin 2017/18. Next season he conducts Handel's Radamisto in the main theatre and a new production of Rossini's La gazzetta in the Bockenheimer Depot. He will also be returning to Theater Basel, where he has conducted La Cenerentola, for Il barbiere di Siviglia, and has concerts with the Tonkünstler Orchester. Other recent work in Frankfurt has included performances of Gluck's Ezio, Rigoletto and a new production of Rinaldo - which was so successful that it was revived this season - in the Bockenheimer Depot, where he has also conducted new productions of Lʼincoronazione di Poppea and Radamisto, and he jumped in to conduct a performance of Rossini's La gazza ladra/The Thieving Magpie. 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.