During the “Now!” festival at the Essen Philharmony in 2014 Marcelo de Souza Felix performed as baritone soloist in the premiere of Hakenberg’s opera The Amputation of Charlie Sharp.
He also earned exceptional critical acclaim for his portrayal of Paul in Philip Glass’ “Les Enfants Terribles” at Cologne Opera. For this performance the german newspaper “Die Welt” nominated him as upcoming singer of the year 2014.
Marcelo de Souza Felix was born in São Paulo and received scholarships from the Goethe Institute and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to complete his singing education at the University of São Paulo and the Freiburg University of Music. His warm baritone voice combined with his natural stage presence make him a very popular soloist in opera, in Germany as well as internationally.
He was involved in numerous productions in São Paulo, Brasília, Freiburg, Heidelberg, Berlin, Cologne, Constance and Zaragoza. He was a member of the international opera studio of the Cologne Opera for the seasons of 2012/13 and 2013/14. In this house he interpreted several roles such as Mercury in Offenbach’s “Orpheus in the Underworld”, Alcalde in Verdi’s “La forza de destino”, Marullo in Verdi’s “Rigoletto”, and Michelotto Cibo in Schreker’s “Die Gezeichneten”. At the Freiburg Theater he gave his first performances in secondary roles in Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut” and Beethoven’s “Fidelio”.
Marcelo de Souza Felix presently lives and works in Berlin where he was seen as Schaunard in Puccini’s “La Bohème”, Harlekin in Strauss’s opera “Ariadne auf Naxos” and the title role in Mozart's "Don Giovanni" at the Pfefferberg Theater. In 2019 he also debuted at the Opernfestspiele Schloss Glatt as Morales in Bizet's "Carmen". Since the season 2019/20 Marcelo is a member of the Youth Oper Ensemble at the Dortmund Operahaus.
“Marcelo de Souza Felix is like a Don Giovanni from a picture book; he intelligently combines his Brazilian temperament with his very beautiful and lyrical Baritone voice. With his mischievous and impish grin, he draws in the ladies and throws himself into the hellfire.”
14/October/2017, Don Giovanni