Simone Di Felice
Soloists' Coach / Kapellmeister
Italian born Simone Di Felice is a soloists' coach at Oper Frankfurt who was made a Kapellmeister in 2017/18. He recently conducted Handel's Radamisto, a new production of Rossini's La gazzetta in the Bockenheimer Depot, Rinaldo, Die Zauberflöte, L'incoronazione di Poppea, Gluck's Ezio, Rigoletto, Maderna's Satyricon, a performance of Rossini's La gazza ladra and Rossini's Bianca e Falliero, which then went to the 2022 Tirol Festival in Erl, where he enjoyed great success, for the company. During Frankfurt's 2022/23 season he will conduct performances of the new Die Zauberflöte , a work he has just been conducting at the Opéra National in Paris, and a new production on Handel's Orlando. He returned to Theater Basel, where he has conducted La Cenerentola, for Il barbiere di Siviglia, appeared in concert with with the Tonkünstler Orchester and conducted a Harvest Festival concert at the Tirol Festival in Erl. Other orchestras with whom he has worked have included Württemberg's Heilbronn Chamber Orchestra and the Philharmonie in Baden-Baden. 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. 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.