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Simone Di Felice studied piano and chamber music with Franco Scala and Konstantin Bogino, while training as vocal coach in Florence at the Maggio Musicale. In the meantime, he began studying composition and perfected his conducting skills in Mannheim and Karlsruhe.
He made his debut as conductor with Falstaff at the Teatro Mancinelli in Orvieto, before beginning a long-term collaboration with the Frankfurt Opera as chorus master and Kapellmeister. He is an assistant to Sebastian Weigle, Bertrand de Billy, Antonello Manacorda, Carlo Franci, Antonino Fogliani, Jader Bignamini and works with artists such as hristian Gerhaher, Michael Spyres, Željko Lučić, Quinn Kelsey, Carlo Ventre, John Osborn.
He conducted, for the Frankfurt Opera, L'incoronazione di Poppea with Gaëlle Arquez in the rôle of Nero. He then conducted a new production of Radamisto and the revival of Ezio, with Max Emanuel Cenčić in the title-role. In 2016, he made his debut in the Rossinian repertoire with La gazza ladra, before conducting Verdi's Rigoletto. He also conducted Rinaldo, with countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński and staged by Ted Huffman. In 2018, he made his debuts at the Theatre Basel with La Cenerentola. The same year he conducted in Frankfurt a revival of The Magic Flute.
During season 2019/20, he conducted a new production of Bruno Maderna's Satyricon and of La Gazzetta in Frankfurt, as well as a revival of Radamisto. Future projects include Rigoletto, Carmen, Le Nozze di Figaro and Orlando in Frankfurt, The Barber of Seville in Basel, Bianca e Falliero at the Tiroler Festspiele in Erl, and concerts in Sankt Pölten and Menorca.
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