Felix Seiler is a director and revival director of both musical theatre and opera. He was born in Stuttgart and studied musical theatre direction at the Theaterakademie in Hamburg. He worked as an assistant director at the Staatsoper in Hannover before beginning at the Komische Oper in Berlin in 2011. His work at the Komische Oper included working with companies like the English National Opera, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, Edinburgh International Festival and Opera Australia Sydney where Felix revived The Nose in 2018.

Since 2011, Felix has worked closely with Barrie Kosky, the artistic director of the Komische Oper in Berlin, assisting him on various productions, including his Ring Cycle at the Staatsoper in Hannover, as well as the Monteverdi Trilogy, Bernstein's West Side Story, Abraham's Ball im Savoy, and Rameau's Castor et Pollux, all at the Komische Oper in Berlin.

Between 2011 and 2013, he was a fellow of the Akademie Musiktheater Heute, which is sponsored by the Deutsche Bank Stiftung, and he was selected to participate as a finalist in the 2015 European Opera Directing Prize Competition in Madrid.

As a director, Felix has staged several projects at the Opera Stabile of the Staatsoper in Hamburg, as well as the Biennale for Contemporary Music in Munich and the Deutsche Oper in Berlin.

Since 2017 Felix Seiler worked as a director with productions for Theater Osnabrück (Alice in Wonderland, The Addams Family  and Comedian Harmonists), Komische Oper in Berlin (The Wizard of Oz) , Stadttheater Bremerhaven ( Die Herzogin von Chicago The Count of Monte Christo, Chicago), Theater für Niedersachsen Hildesheim (Death in Venice), Landestheater Coburg (Lend me a Tenor), Staatstheater Cottbus (Die lustige Witwe), Theater Heidelberg (Im Weißen Rössl, Sunset Boulevard), Staatsoper Hannover (Die Zirkusprinzessin) und Theater Magdeburg (Catch me if you can).

Upcoming work for season 23/24 brings Felix Seiler back to Landestheater Coburg and will be seeing him make his debut at Deutsche Oper am Rhein and Staatstheater Braunschweig.

All details regarding upcoming work can be found under AKTUELL.


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