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. He has assisted numerous directors, such as Stefan Huber, Jossi
Wieler, Benedikt von Peter, Calixto Bieito and Matthias Davids, working
at such varied and renowned theaters as the Staatsoper in Stuttgart,
the English National Opera, and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in
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 his 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.
In 2014, his production of Philip Glass's Les Enfants Terribles premiered at the Komische Oper in Berlin, followed by two productions for the Theater Osnabrück, Alice in Wonderland in 2015 and The Addams Family in 2017 and Die Blume von Hawaii in 2018. His production of The Wizard of Oz opened at the Komische Oper Berlin in the fall of 2018 and will return for a revival in 2020. His production of Emmerich Kalmans jazz operetta Die Herzogin von Chicago opened in February 2019 at the Stadttheater Bremerhaven, followed by Benjamins Britten's Death in Venice at the Theater für Niedersachsen Hildesheim in April. The season 18/19 ended with Felix' production of Man of La Mancha at the Schlossfestspiele Ettingen near Karlsruhe. In 2020 Felix debuted at the Landestheater Coburg with Lend me a Tenor, returned to Osnabrück for Comedian Harmonists and finished the year with a production of Chicago at Stadttheater Bremerhaven. The following season 20/21 led him to work for the first time at Theater Heidelberg for their annual Schlossfestspiele with Im weißen Rössl and also for the first time to Staatstheater Cottbus directing Die lustige Witwe.
Upcoming work for season 22/23 brings Felix Seiler back to Theater Heidelberg, Staatsoper Hannover and for the first time to Theater Magdeburg.
All details regarding upcoming work can be found under AKTUELL.