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In order to guarantee the future of opera and ballet, the next generation of talented artists needs to be supported. FEDORA has established two prizes that are awarded to promising teams of co-producing partners and artists who collaborate on the creation of new opera or ballet co-productions.
Supporting emerging talent
In order to guarantee the future of opera and ballet, the next generation of artists needs to be supported as advocated by FEDORA’s first President, Rolf Liebermann. In times of diminishing public funding, FEDORA has thus established two prizes that are awarded to promising teams of co-producing partners and artists who collaborate on the creation of new opera or ballet co-productions.
Guaranteed professional pre-selection
FEDORA is working in close collaboration with the well-renowned organisation Opera Europa - the Professional Association of Opera Houses and Festivals in Europe, the leading professional network representing over 160 opera companies and opera festivals in 40 different European countries. The received project applications are assessed by Opera Europa under the direction of Nicholas Payne, former Director of the Royal Opera at Covent Garden and General Director of English National Opera in London.
A jury of international prominent experts in opera and balletThe pre-selected opera and ballet projects, are presented to two juries of experts in the fields of opera and ballet to select the winners of the FEDORA Prizes. The experts appointed by FEDORA’s Board of Directors, meet and make the final decision regarding the award winner.
New co-productions of excellence with international visibilityThe new opera and ballet co-productions are staged at different Opera Houses and Festivals which will benefit from major visibility and attract an international audience. The FEDORA Prizes lead the way in identifying the future talents in opera and ballet.
The FEDORA - Generali Prize for Opera is awarded to new opera creations of excellence. We are grateful for the support of the insurance group Generali and of another private donor who share our vision.
We are delighted about the collaboration with
High Jewelry Maison Van Cleef & Arpels who
shares our vision and who supports the FEDORA - Van Cleef & Arpels Prize for Ballet, awarding new ballet creations of excellence.
Calendar of the 3rd edition
June 2016 - Call for applications
December 15th, 2016 - Opera application deadline
December 30th, 2016 - Ballet application deadline
January 2016 - Pre-selection by Opera Europa
Spring 2017 - FEDORA Prize Award Ceremony
1. Productions should be of newly commissioned and as yet unstaged work or of relatively recently composed or rediscovered work (the work may not have been staged yet).
2. Opening nights must be scheduled within the time frame of summer 2017 and the year of 2018.
3. Productions should involve at least two and preferably three or more partners (i.e. Opera Houses, Festivals) from different countries committing to staging the new opera creation in 2017/2018.
4. The creative team should preferably bring together emerging artists of different nationalities and disciplines (e.g. composers, choreographers, conductors, librettists, stage directors, costume designers, set designers, etc.).
5. Preference will be shown towards new ballet and opera creations being created by emerging artists.
2nd Edition of the Fedora Prizes
1st edition of the fedora prizes