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Objectives

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 ballet

    The 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 visibility

    The 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.


Competition

STEP 2
Pre-selection

STEP 1
Online Application

STEP 4
Award Ceremony

STEP 3
Jury Vote

  Co-producing Opera Houses and Festivals can apply for funding by submitting their project application online on www.fedora-circle.com.

 

Co-producing Opera Houses and Festivals can apply for funding by submitting their project application online on www.fedora-circle.com.

    Opera Europa, the leading professional network representing over 160 opera companies and opera festivals in 40 different European countries, will make a pre-selection of the project applications.  

 

 

Opera Europa, the leading professional network representing over 160 opera companies and opera festivals in 40 different European countries, will make a pre-selection of the project applications.

 

The FEDORA Opera and Ballet Jury, composed of experts in the fields of opera and ballet, meet once a year to choose the new opera or ballet co-productions that will be supported by the FEDORA Prizes.  

The FEDORA Opera and Ballet Jury, composed of experts in the fields of opera and ballet, meet once a year to choose the new opera or ballet co-productions that will be supported by the FEDORA Prizes.

 

On the occasion of a FEDORA Award Ceremony that will be held at a major European opera house, the winners will be awarded with the FEDORA Prizes.  

On the occasion of a FEDORA Award Ceremony that will be held at a major European opera house, the winners will be awarded with the FEDORA Prizes.

 

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                                             

Criteria

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

Announced at Teatro alla Scala in Milan on April 9th, 2016

Announced at Teatro alla Scala in Milan on April 9th, 2016

1st edition of the fedora prizes

Announced at Paris National Opera in Paris on January 6th, 2015

Announced at Paris National Opera in Paris on January 6th, 2015