fELiCe veNanZONi

22.–25.01.2020, Dortmund

Born in Italy, Felice Venanzoni studied piano at the conservatory in Pesaro and has since looked back on a diverse musical career. Since 1999 he has been working as an répétiteur at the Frankfurt Opera, where he was engaged as a study director of the opera house in 2002 and also succeeded as a conductor. With the rediscovery of the Baroque repertoire, he was engaged at the Semperoper in Dresden as well as for the baroque festival “Winter in Schwetzingen”. With Jean-Christoph Spinosi and his Ensemble Matheus he has realized many projects in recent years as a continuo player and musical assistant, including opera productions and concerts in Nancy, Madrid, Dortmund, Beaune, Versailles, Quebec City, New York (Carnegie Hall ), Moscow (Tchaikovsky Hall), the Theater an der Wien, the Théatre du Châtelet and the Champs-Élysées in Paris. For the first time in 2014, he conducted the ensemble's production of the opera "Xerxes" by Handel in Stockholm. In the season 17/18 he appeared as a harpsichordist at the Staatsoper Berlin, where he performed with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin under the direction of Diego Fasolis Claudio Monteverdi's “L'incoronazione di Poppea”. Felice Venanzoni has a teaching post for Italian recitative at the Musikhochschule Frankfurt since 2009 and regularly guides young singers in opera studios and festivals as a vocal coach. He directed projects and masterclasses for several seasons at the Opera Studio in Strasbourg and is one of the teachers of the Mediterranean Opera Studio in Sicily. Since the season 2017/18 Felice Venanzoni is responsible for the artistic education of the Frankfurt Opera Studio.