FEDORA PRIZES 2019 - FEDORA The European Circle of Philanthropists of Opera and Ballet - Fedora Platform

FEDORA PRIZES 2019 - FEDORA The European Circle of Philanthropists of Opera and Ballet - Fedora Platform

The European Circle
of Philanthropists of
   Opera and Ballet
FEDORA PRIZES 2019 - FEDORA The European Circle of Philanthropists of Opera and Ballet - Fedora Platform
The Teatro La Fenice since the dawn of its history has always
been the quintessential place of modernity, exploring new styles
in every age, with World Premieres of many Operas that keep
being very important over time.

For this reason we are therefore delighted to host the 5th edition
of the FEDORA Prizes Award Ceremony. We wish to welcome
international artists, opera and ballet professionals and donors
in Venice. Today, we are celebrating together excellence,
innovation and artistic collaboration in the field of opera and
ballet. This special occasion shows how essential it is to sustain
our joint European cultural heritage. By supporting promising
artistic projects created by experienced and emerging artists
we can contribute to moving these art forms forward.

This event is organized on the occasion of the performance of
Don Giovanni by W. A. Mozart, conducted by Jonathan Webb
and staged by Damiano Michieletto, one of the most interesting
representatives of the younger generation of Italian directors.

On behalf of Teatro La Fenice, I would like to welcome you all and
wish you a memorable evening at our theatre.

Fortunato Ortombina
Sovrintendente and Artistic Director of
Fondazione Teatro La Fenice
FEDORA PRIZES 2019 - FEDORA The European Circle of Philanthropists of Opera and Ballet - Fedora Platform
“Committed to supporting and contributing to the future of opera       “Since 2017 the European Commission is happy to support the
and ballet, nurturing the renewal and rejuvenation of these art        FEDORA Platform, under the Creative Europe programme and
forms is our mission. We dedicate our passion and energy to            looks forward to continue accompanying this European initiative.
assemble opera and ballet enthusiasts, sharing the same vision
of excellence.                                                         FEDORA harvests on an extensive experience in building a quality
                                                                       label for our many European opera and ballet talents and allows
Over the last five years, we have federated 85 opera houses,           a wide European audience to discover them and access their
festivals, ballet companies and friends associations, as               creative work.
well as individual and corporate donors in 21 countries,
while raising funds to support innovation, creativity and              FEDORA’s excellent relations with private sponsors is a big benefit
emerging artists in the field of opera and ballet through the          for the sector and can serve as an example for other fields to
FEDORA Prizes, sponsored by the maison VAN CLEEF & ARPELS and          develop new complementary business models to help them
the insurance group GENERALI, to whom we express our sincere           grow.
                                                                       The platform scheme, which was created under Creative Europe,
FEDORA’s initiative has enabled us to be selected by the European      has been aiming at showcasing emerging European talents - by
Commission to benefit from its CREATIVE EUROPE funding                 rewarding these talents as well as interdisciplinary innovation.
programme. This support has allowed us to launch a European            FEDORA sends an important and very positive message across
Platform that showcases innovative opera and ballet projects           Europe that advocates our cultural heritage.”
while reaching out to new audiences. This year we have launched
a third award category, the FEDORA Education Prize, to encourage
intercultural dialogue and social integration in the fields of opera
and ballet.”

Jérôme-François Zieseniss                                              Barbara Gessler
President of FEDORA                                                    Head of Unit Creative Europe, DG Education,
                                                                       Youth, Sport and Culture of the European
FEDORA PRIZES 2019 - FEDORA The European Circle of Philanthropists of Opera and Ballet - Fedora Platform

       2. FEDORA PRIZES p.18
       PRIZE FOR BALLET 2019 p.20
       1.   ABOUT
       2.   JURY
       3.   SHORTLIST
       4.   NOMINEES
       5.   WINNER

       PRIZE FOR OPERA 2019 p.34
       1.   ABOUT
       2.   JURY
       3.   SHORTLIST
       4.   NOMINEES
       5.   WINNER

       1.   ABOUT
       2.   JURY
       3.   SHORTLIST
       4.   NOMINEES
       5.   WINNERS

       3. FEDORA COMMUNITY p.67

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FEDORA PRIZES 2019 - FEDORA The European Circle of Philanthropists of Opera and Ballet - Fedora Platform

           EDORA - The European Circle of Philanthropists of Opera and       FEDORA nurtures European innovation and creativity through an annual
           Ballet is a non-profit organisation that was created in Paris     privately funded Prizes Competition with the following cycle:
           in January 2014 under the presidency of Jérôme-François
       Zieseniss.                                                                                                    FEDORA

       Paying tribute to Rolf Liebermann, the well-known composer and
       former opera house director, FEDORA is committed to supporting
       and contributing to the future of opera and ballet.

       The European initiative supports artistic innovation and creativity
       in opera and ballet. It advocates new complementary funding                               SHORTLIST                                             ONLINE
                                                                               CALL FOR
       models of opera, festival, and ballet companies, and new              APPLICATIONS
                                                                                                     BY               PUBLIC        JURY MEETINGS     CROWD-          WINNERS
                                                                                               OPERA EUROPA                          FOR PROJECT
       audience development.                                                                      & RESEO
                                                                                                                       PHASE         NOMINATIONS
                                                                                                                                                    FOR NOMINEES

       Together with its network of 80 cultural institutions as well
       as individual and corporate donors in 20 countries, FEDORA              AUTUMN             JANUARY            FEBRUARY                          SPRING        SUMMER
       encourages a sustainable ecosystem between the cultural and
       economic sector to guarantee the future of these art forms.

       Individual and corporate members of FEDORA benefit from               Applicants for the FEDORA Prizes are evaluated and shortlisted by the expert
       special access to performances and the behind the scenes of           partners Opera Europa and RESEO*.
       opera houses within the network. They also have the opportunity       During the public voting phase, the shortlisted projects have the possibility to
       to meet with artists to learn more about their creative ideas and     gain international visibility and can become a public nominee if they receive the
       artistic visions.                                                     highest number of votes in their category.
                                                                             The jury nominates three projects per prize category (including the winners of
                                                                             the FEDORA Prizes) while following strict criteria without taking into consideration
                                                                             the public vote.
                                                                             Three jury nominated projects as well as the public nominee per category re-
                                                                             ceive funds from FEDORA to create a video about their project to build a crowd-
                                                                             funding campaign.
                                                                             The online crowdfunding campaigns enable
                                                                             the nominees to raise additional funds to
                                                                             help implement their projects.

                                                                             *RESEO is the expert partner of the Education Prize.

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FEDORA PRIZES 2019 - FEDORA The European Circle of Philanthropists of Opera and Ballet - Fedora Platform
   Thanks to the co-funding of the Creative Europe programme of the
   European Union, FEDORA harnesses the digital shift to showcase artistic
   works-in-progress on its European Platform. Thereby it reaches out to a
   new generation of people, allowing them to promote and support new
   operas and ballets online.

   A European hub and quality label with four goals:

                 Support innovative opera and ballet
                 co-productions that are still in the making
                 as well as education projects

                 Online showcase linked with
                 on- and offline communication
                 campaigns and local roadshows

                 Harness digital shift to reach new audiences
                 through new ways of participation (e.g. public voting
                 for shortlisted projects and crowfunding for nominees)

                 FUNDING MODELS
                 Advocate new complementary funding models
                 such as philanthropy in Europe together
                 with capacity building activities

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FEDORA PRIZES 2019 - FEDORA The European Circle of Philanthropists of Opera and Ballet - Fedora Platform
MILESTONES                                                                               IMPACT

        2014                                    2019
        Association Launch                      Launch of Education Prize                               €1 million 10                                                       200

                                                                                       KEY FIGURES
        Creation of the FEDORA association      5th edition of the FEDORA Prizes                        invested in innovative                     new opera and ballet     performances
        under the presidency of                 Competition with the Award Night                        artistic projects                          projects supported
        Mr Jérôme-François Zieseniss            at Teatro La Fenice in Venice
                                                Launch of the FEDORA Education
                                                Prize awarding innovative ope-
        Launch of the FEDORA Prizes
                                                ra and ballet education projects
                                                encouraging social integration and
                                                intercultural dialogue
                                                                                                        100,000                                    65                       15
                                                                                                        young people attented                      co-producers             countries hosted
        1st edition of the FEDORA Prizes Com-
                                                                                                        the performances                           involved                 performances
        petition with the Award Night at the
        Paris National Opera in Paris
                                                Launch of Digital Prize                                                                              This European initiative leads the way
        2016                                    Launch of the FEDORA Digital Prize                                     Opera & Ballet                in advocating new complementary
        Network Development                     together with a pilot project of an
        2nd edition of the FEDORA Prizes        online transnational giving system
                                                                                                                                                     funding models for the performing arts,
        Competition with the Award Night at     in collaboration with Transnational
        Teatro alla Scala in Milan              Giving Europe                                                                                        by creating a sustainable ecosystem
        Membership development

                                                                                                                                                     between the cultural and economic

        2017                                    2021                                                 Private
                                                                                                                        FEDORA           General     sector and by setting up the structural,
                                                European Onling Giving                               support           PLATFORM         audience
        Partnership with Creative                                                                                                                    social and economic conditions that
        Europe                                  App
                                                Launch of an online transnational                                                                    are necessary to guarantee the future
        3rd edition of the FEDORA Prizes
                                                giving system in collaboration with
        Competition with the Award Night at                                                                                                          of the cultural heritage of opera and
                                                Transnational Giving Europe that
        the Salzburg Whitsun Festival
                                                will allow simplified online cross-
        Received co-funding of the Creative                                                                                                          ballet in Europe.
                                                border donations and facilitate                                           Public
        Europe programme of the European
                                                philanthropy across Europe                                               support

        Launch of FEDORA Platform                                                                    Artistic impact
        4th edition of the FEDORA Prizes
        Competition with the Award Night at
        Bayerisches Staatsballett in Munich                                                          Social impact
        Launch of the FEDORA Platform
        generating over 15,000 public votes
                                                                                                     Technological impact

                                                                                                      Economic impact

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FEDORA PRIZES 2019 - FEDORA The European Circle of Philanthropists of Opera and Ballet - Fedora Platform
        Austria                                               Greece                                                United Kingdom

        Bregenzer Festspiele                                  Greek National Opera                                  Birmingham Opera Company
        Musiktheatertage Wien                                                                                       Birmingham Royal Ballet
        Salzburger Festspiele                                 Ireland                                               Edinburgh International Festival
                                                                                                                    English National Ballet
        Belgium                                               Ballet Ireland                                        English National Opera
                                                              Irish National Opera                                  Garsington Opera
        Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth                                                                           Glyndebourne Festival
        DeSingel                                              Israel                                                Music Theatre Wales
        Jochen Ulrich Foundation                                                                                    Rambert
        LOD muziektheater                                     L-E-V Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar                         Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation
        Muziektheater Transparant                                                                                   Sadler’s Wells Theatre
        Opera Ballet Vlaanderen                               Italy
        Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie                                                                                 United States of America
                                                              Assoziacione Arena Sferisterio
        Croatia                                               Conservatorio Santa Cecilia Roma                      American Ballet Theatre
                                                              Fondazione Donizetti                                  Opera Philadelphia
        Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb                   Fondazione Teatro alla Scala
                                                              Fondazione Teatro Massimo
        Czech Republic                                        Teatro di San Carlo
                                                              Teatro Regio de Parma
        Bohemian Heritage Fund                                Teatro Regio Torino
        National Theatre Brno                                 Teatro Sociale di Como - AsLiCo
        Prague National Theatre
                                                              Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg
        Danish National Opera
        The Royal Danish Theatre                              Monaco

        France                                                Association des Amis de l’Opéra de Monte-Carlo
                                                              Association des Amis de Ballet de Monte-Carlo
        AROP - l’Association pour le Rayonnement de l’Opéra
        national de Paris                                     Netherlands
        ARPEGGIO - l’Association de soutien de l’Opéra
        National de Bordeaux                                  Dutch National Opera & Ballet
        Erda                                                  Nederlands Dans Theater
        Festival d’Aix-en-Provence                            Operadagen Rotterdam
        ICI-Centre chorégraphique national de Montpellier
        La Fabrique de la Danse                               Poland
        Les Clés de l’Écoute
        Maison de la Danse de Lyon                            Poznań Opera House
        Montpellier Danse Festival
        Opéra de Lille                                        Spain
        Opéra de Rouen Normandie
        Opéra national du Rhin                                Amics del Liceu
        Opera Orchestre National de Montpellier Occitanie     Gran Teatre del Liceu
        Théâtre de la Ville - Paris                           Kor’sia
        Théâtre des Champs-Élysées                            Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia
        Théâtre du Capitole                                   Teatro Real
        Théâtre National de l’Opéra Comique
                                                              Drottningholms Slottsteater
        Bayerische Staatsoper                                 Royal Swedish Opera
        Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf Duisburg
        Freunde und Förderer der Staatsoper Unter den         Switzerland
        Linden e.V.
        Landestheater Detmold                                 Verbier Festival
        Mosel Musikfestival
        Münchener Biennale - Festival für neues               Taiwan
        Nationaltheater Mannheim                              National Performing Arts Center - National Taichung
        Niedersächsische Staatstheater Hannover               Theater
        Staatstheater Karlsruhe
        Theater Magdeburg
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        26 FEDORA Platform Members in 14 countries are part of the FEDORA Platform that is co-funded by the
        Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
FEDORA PRIZES 2019 - FEDORA The European Circle of Philanthropists of Opera and Ballet - Fedora Platform
   The FEDORA Roadshows involve local existing audiences
   as well as young potential new audiences (Generation Y)

   in the FEDORA Platform’s European vision.

   In 2019, 26 events have been organized in 14 countries
   showcasing emerging artists, advocating education
   projects and new artistic work while reaching out to new

   The theme of this year’s roadshow events was education,

   intercultural dialogue and social integration to boost the
   accessibility to opera and ballet.

   Moreover, the Roadshows increased the awareness about
   the need for more private funding as a complementary
   revenue stream to public subsidies for cultural institutions.
   This will contribute to the sustainability of these art forms
   and enable new opera and ballet projects to reach the

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             FEDORA                                                                                        artistic
             VAN CLEEF & ARPELS                                                                               and
             PRIZE FOR BALLET                                                                          innovation

                                                           urturing innovation and creativity in ballet through an
                                                          international Prizes competition supporting new ballet creations
                                                          that are created by promising teams of emerging artists and
                                                          realized in form of co-productions

                                                           rofessional evaluation and selection process thanks to the
                                                          collaboration with Opera Europa and an independent
                                                          jury expert panel

                                                           elp excellent new work reach the stage and international

                              Project support of the                     Sponsor of the                  Expert Partner of the
                           FEDORA – VAN CLEEF & ARPELS             FEDORA – VAN CLEEF & ARPELS       FEDORA – VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
                                  Prize for Ballet                       Prize for Ballet                   Prize for Ballet


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        TO LIFE
                                 Founded in 1906 at Paris’ Place Vendôme, the High Jewelry
                                 Maison Van Cleef & Arpels has remained faithful to a highly
                                 distinctive style characterized by creativity, enchantment,
                                 artistic sensibility and poetry. Its collections have notably been
                                 influenced by dance, with the emblematic ballerina clips born
                                 in the 1940s.

                                 This inter-disciplinary dialogue was reinforced by a decisive
                                 encounter with George Balanchine. In 1967 in New York, the well-
                                 known choreographer presented the ballet Jewels, inspired
                                 by the emeralds, rubies and diamonds he had admired in
                                 Van Cleef & Arpels’ Fifth Avenue boutique.

                                 Today, these cultural affinities endure in new collaborations
                                 between the Maison and the world of dance.

                                 The FEDORA – Van Cleef & Arpels Prize for Ballet symbolizes
                                 the Maison’s constant commitment to creativity and bears
                                 witness to its support for choreographic art, by encouraging
                                 new talents.

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PAST WINNERS                                                  ELIGIBILITY AND CRITERIA 2019
               A QUIET EVENING OF DANCE —
               Sadler’s Wells
               Choreographer: William Forsythe

               LOVE CHAPTER 2 —
               L-E-V Sharon Eyal Gai Behar                                      1. Productions should be of newly com-
               Creators: Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar
                                                                                missioned and yet unstaged work or of

                                                                                relatively recently composed or redis-
                                                                                covered work (the work may not have
                                                                                been staged yet).

                                                                                2. Opening nights must be scheduled
                                                                                within the time frame of summer 2019
               LE SYNDROME IAN —
                                                                                and the year of 2020.
               ICI - Centre chorégraphique national de
               Choreographer: Christian Rizzo                                   3. Productions should involve at least

                                                                                two and preferably three or more
                                                                                partners (i.e. opera houses, ballet com-
                                                                                panies, festivals) from different coun-
                                                                                tries committing to staging the new
                                                                                ballet creation.
               SOUND OF MUSIC —
               Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne
                                                          1. Artistic quality   4. The creative team should preferably
               Choreographer: Yan Duyvendak
                                                                                bring together emerging artists of diffe-

                                                          2. Innovation         rent nationalities and disciplines (e.g.
                                                                                composers, choreographers, conduc-
                                                          3. Internationality   tors, costume designers, set designers,
                                                          4. Scale
                                                                                5. Preference will be shown towards
               THE SLEEPING BEAUTY—
                                                          5. Visibility         new ballet creations being created by
               Fo n d a z io n e Te a tro a lla Sc a la
               Choreographer: Alexei Ratmansky                                  emerging artists.
                                                          6. Emerging artists

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BALLET JURY 2019                                    BALLET SHORTLIST 2019
                                                        FEDORA - VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet 2019
          Ted Brandsen           Kevin O’Hare
          Director               Director
          Dutch National         The Royal Ballet       OF LOVE AND RAGE —                                          CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF NDT —
          Ballet                                        American Ballet Theatre                                     Nederlands Dans Theater
                                                        Choreographer: Alexei Ratmansky                             Choreographers: Sol León & Paul Lightfoot,
                                                        Composer: Philip Feeney                                     Crystal Pite and Marco Goecke
                                                        Dramaturge: Guillaume Gallienne
                                                        Set and Costume Designer: Jean-Marc Puissant

                                                                                                                    INVISIBLE CITIES —
                                                        LA BAYADÈRE —                                               Artistic Director of Rambert: Benoit Swan Pouffer
          Laurent Hilaire        Johannes Öhman
                                                        Ballet Vlaanderen                                           Director: Leo Warner
          Director               Director               Choreographer: Daniel Proietto                              Co-Director & Choreographer: Sidi Larbi
          Stanislavsky Ballet    Staatsballett Berlin   Composer: Mikael Karlsson                                   Cherkaoui
                                                        Set Designer: Nicolas Boni                                  Adaptor: Lolita Chakrabarti
                                                        Costume Designer: Tamae Hirokawa                            Concept & Design: 59 Productions
                                                        Dramaturge: Koen Bollen                                     Composers: Dustin O’Halloran & Adam
                                                                                                                    Bryanbaum Wiltzie of A Winged Victory for the

                                                        AKRAM KHAN’S CREATURE —
                                                        English National Ballet
          Nicolas Le Riche       Nicholas Payne         Lead Choreographer: Akram Khan                              THE LOVER —
          Artistic Director      Director               Assistant Choreographer: Andrej Petrovic                    Staatsoper Hannover
                                                        Visual and Costume Design: Tim Yip                          Choreographer: Marco Goecke
          Royal Swedish Ballet   Opera Europa
                                                        Lighting Design: Michael Hulls                              Dramaturge: Nadja Kadel
                                                        Dramaturg: Ruth Little                                      Set Designer: Michaela Springer
                                                        Rehearsal Director: Mavin Khoo
                                                        Artistic Director of English National Ballet:
                                                        Tamara Rojo
                                                                                                                    WEDDING & RIOT —
                                                                                                                    Théâtre de la Ville Paris
                                                        GISELLE —                                                   Choreographers: (LA) HORDE Brutti, Debrouwer,
                                                        Kor’Sia                                                     Harel
          Judith Mackrell                               Artistic Directors: Antonio de Rosa
          Dance Writer                                  and Mattia Russo
          The Guardian UK                               Dramaturges: Maria Velasco and Giuseppe
                                                        Set Designer: Monica Boromello
                                                        Costume Designer: Alejandro Palomo

P. 26                                                   P. 27                                (in alphabetical order of the lead company)
World Premiere:
                                                                                              World Premiere:                                                                                             SommerFestival
                                                                                        English National Ballet                                                                                           August 7th, 2019
                                                                                            April 1st – 8th 2020

Lead Company                                       In 2020, English National Ballet will begin

                                                                                                      Akram Khan’s Creature
                                                                                                                              Lead Company                    “For our previous piece TO DA BONE we worked

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Marry Me In Bassiani
English National Ballet,                           rehearsals for an extraordinary full-                                      Théâtre de la Ville Paris,      on the hardstyle-dances (Jumpstyle) that we
United Kingdom                                     length ballet by renowned choreographer                                    France                          found on internet. By sharing their practice on
                                                   Akram Khan. Inspired by Mary Shelley’s                                                                     internet, the users invent a new emancipation
Artistic Team                                      iconic novel Frankenstein, it will raise the                               Artistic Team                   and question the issues of representation and
Lead Choreographer: Akram Khan                     essential questions on ambition, human                                     Choreographers: Marine Bruti,   representativity.
Assistant Choreographer: Andrej Petrovic           endeavour and morality, creating a ballet                                  Jonathan Debrouwer and Arthur   This research on post-internet dances and viral
Visual and Costume Design: Tim Yip                 for the 21st century.                                                      Harel                           dances triggered questions on the origins of
Lighting Design: Michael Hulls                                                                                                                                these dances, and brought us to understand
Dramaturg: Ruth Little                             ”Since I was a child, I have been obsessed                                                                 how they could have been influenced by
Rehearsal Director: Mavin Khoo                     and fascinated with the story of                                                                           folkloric or traditional dances.
Artistic Director of English National Ballet:      Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley. The outcast,
                                                                                                                                  Co-Producing Partners
Tamara Rojo                                        the monster, or the stranger has always                                                                    A few months ago, young people from Tbilisi
                                                   been a common theme in my works. But                                                                       demonstrated on techno music in front of the
                                                   in this new creation, I am looking further                                                                 parliament of their country to contest the raids
                                                   into the areas related to the sense of                                                                     that took place in several clubs in the city; new
                                                   abandonment, rage and loss. Having                                                                         places of emancipation of youth. Once again in
                                                   made Giselle on English National Ballet in                                                                 the history of Georgia, dance becomes a form of
                                                   2016, I am extremely excited to create a                                                                   peaceful protest, serving both a strong cultural
                                                   new full-length work with them.”                                                                           identity and a way to enter in a contemporary
                                                   - Akram Khan                                                                                               life.”
                                                                                                                                                              (LA)HORDE is going to work with 15 dancers from
                                                                                                                                                              the Georgian Ensemble ‘’IVERONI”, using their
                                          Project Partners                                                                                                    remarkable skills and extraordinary virtuosity.
                                                                                                                                                              They will build with them a narrative about what
                                          (in alphabetical order of the lead company)
                                                                                                                                                              they are, what they live, what they stand for.

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        2019 WINNER

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INVISIBLE CITIES                                                          World Premiere:
                                                          Manchester International Festival
                                                                          Manchester, U.K.
by Rambert (U.K.)                                                            July 2nd, 2019

About the project                                                                             Rehearsal of Invisible Cities

Leo Warner, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Lolita Chakrabarti, 59 Productions and Rambert bring
to life a series of fantastical places in this world-premiere production set to premiere at
Manchester International Festival in July 2019.

Centred on the edgy relationship between Kublai Khan, the volatile head of a vast
empire, and explorer Marco Polo, this spellbinding mix of theatre, choreography, music,
architectural design and projection mapping imagines a succession of alternative worlds
– and reimagines what is possible in live performance.

Meet the Team

                                                                                              Co-producing Partners

Director                Co-Director &           Adaptor                 Composers
Leo Warner              Choreograph             Lolita Chakrabarti      Dustin O’Halloran
   P. 32                Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui                            & Adam Wiltzie         P. 33
                    FEDORA                                                                                        artistic
                    GENERALI                                                                                  excellence
                    PRIZE FOR OPERA                                                                         international

                                                                 urturing innovation and creativity of opera through an
                                                                international Prizes competition that supports new opera creations
                                                                that are created by promising teams of emerging artists and

                                                                realized in form of co-productions

                                                                 rofessional evaluation and selection process thanks to the
                                                                collaboration with Opera Europa and an independent jury expert

                                                                 ncouraging measured risk to help excellent new work reach the
                                                                stage and international audiences

                                      Project support of the                   Sponsor of the                   Expert Partner of the
                                       FEDORA – GENERALI                     FEDORA – GENERALI                   FEDORA – GENERALI
                                          Prize for Opera                      Prize for Opera                     Prize for Opera


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                                Generali, one of the world’s leading insurers with almost
                                200 years of history and present in 50 countries in the
                                world, is actively engaged in promoting initiatives to
                                preserve and champion culture and artistic heritage.

                                Culture also covers music, which Generali supports
                                through active partnerships with organizations like
                                FEDORA, awarding new opera creations of excellence
                                and supporting young talents. Generali’s aim is to
                                support talented artists working to preserve, transmit
                                musical heritage, and further develop their creativity.

                                Philippe Donnet, CEO of Generali Group, commented:
                                “Generali is actively engaged in promoting initiatives
                                which not only preserve and champion culture and
                                musical heritage but also support creativity, talent and
                                innovation. Generali considers this “a way of life” – a
                                consistent reality that shifts and transforms countries,
                                businesses and the entire community. We are proud to
                                support the partnership with FEDORA – encouraging a
                                new generation of talented artists so as to guarantee the
                                future of the opera in Europe, nurturing new productions
                                and sharing this heritage with the community.”

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PAST WINNERS                                                            ELIGIBILITY AND CRITERIA 2019
                 SEVEN STONES —
                 Festival d’Aix-en-Provence
                 Composer: Ondřej Adámek
                 Librettist: Sjón

                 Stage Director and Choreographer: Éric Oberdorff

                 THE SECOND VIOLINIST —
                 Wide Open Opera & Landmark Productions
                 Composer: Donnacha Dennehy                                               1. Productions should be of newly commis-
                 Stage Director and Librettist: Enda Walsh                                sioned and yet unstaged work or of rela-

                 Conductor: Ryan McAdams                                                  tively recently composed or rediscovered
                                                                                          work (the work may not have been staged

                                                                                          2. Opening nights must be scheduled wit-
                 KEIN LICHT —
                                                                                          hin the time frame of summer 2019 and the
                 Théâtre national de l’Opéra Comique
                                                                                          year of 2020.
                 Composer: Philippe Manoury
                 Stage Director: Nicolas Stemann

                 Based on a text by Elfriede Jelinek
                                                                                          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.
                 PRIVATE VIEW —
                 Muziektheater Transparant                          1. Artistic quality   4. The creative team should preferably
                 Composer: Annelies van Parys                                             bring together emerging artists of different
                 Stage Director: Tom Creed                          2. Innovation         nationalities and disciplines (e.g. compo-

                 Librettist: Jen Hedfield                                                 sers, conductors, librettists, stage directors,
                                                                    3. Internationality   costume designers, set designers, etc.).

                                                                    4. Scale              5. Preference will be shown towards new
                                                                                          opera creations being created by emer-
                                                                    5. Visibility         ging artists.
                 MILO & MAYA AROUND THE WORLD —
                 Teatro Sociale di Como - AsLiCo
                 Composer: Matteo Franceschini                      6. Emerging artists
                 Stage Director: Caroline Leboutte

                 Librettist: Lisa Capaccioli

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OPERA JURY 2019                                               OPERA SHORTLIST 2019
                                                                      FEDORA - GENERALI Prize for Opera 2019

            Pierre Audi                  Paolo Pinamonti               REISE DER HOFFNUNG -                                             DENIS & KATYA —
            Director                     Artistic Director             JOURNEY OF HOPE —                                                Opera Philadelphia
            Festival d’Aix-en-Provence   Teatro di San Carlo           Badisches Staatstheater                                          Composer: Philip Venables
                                                                                                                                        Director and librettist: Ted Huffman
                                                                                                                                        Video Artist: Pierre Martin
                                                                       Composer: Christian Jost
                                                                       Stage Director: Kornél Mundruczo
                                                                       Set & Costume Designer: Monika Pormale
                                                                       Librettist: Kata Weber                                           THE HAUNTED MANOR /
                                                                                                                                        STRASZNY DWÓR —
                                                                                                                                        Poznań Opera
            Laura Berman                 David Pountney                DONIZETTI LATIN REMIX —                                          Artistic team to be defined through a
            Designated Artistic          Artistic Director             Fondazione Teatro Donizetti                                      competition

            Director                     Welsh National                Stage Director: Luis Ernesto Donas
                                                                       Artistic Director: Francesco Micheli
            Staatsoper Hannover          Opera
                                                                                                                                        THE SNOW QUEEN —
                                                                                                                                        Royal Danish Theatre
                                                                       ONCE, TO BE PERFORMED -                                          Choreographer: Toniah Pedersen
                                                                       THE PROJECT FILES BY YANI                                        Composer: Hans Abrahamsen
                                                                                                                                        Stage Designer: Francisco Negrin
                                                                       CHRISTOU —
                                                                                                                                        Costume Designer: Louis Désiré
                                                                       Münchener Biennale
            Silvia Hroncová              Christina Scheppelmann        Composers: Beat Furrer, Olga Neuwirth,
                                                                       Barblina Meierhanns, Samir Odeh-Tamimi,
            Director of the Opera        Artistic Director General                                                                      LE SILENCE DES OMBRES —
                                                                       Younghi Pagh-Paan and Christian Wolff
            The National Theatre and     Gran Teatre del Liceu         Stage Director: Michail Marmarinos                               Théâtre Royal de la
            State Opera                                                                                                                 Monnaie
                                                                                                                                        Composer: Benjamin Attahir
                                                                       VIOLET —                                                         Stage Director: Olivier Lexa

                                                                       Music Theatre Wales
                                                                       Composer: Tom Coult
                                                                       Librettist: Alice Birch

            Nicholas Payne               Birgitta Svendén
            Director                     General and Artistic
            Opera Europa                 Director
                                         Royal Swedish

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World Premiere:                                                                                          World Premiere:
                                                                                   Grand Théâtre de                                                                                          Snape Maltings
                                                                                              Genève                                                                                          June 12th, 2020
                                                                                       April 1st, 2020

Lead Company               Journey of Hope is inspired by the eponymous                                   Lead Company             Minutes and Seconds and Hours take Centuries to fall into days.

                                                                                   Reise der Hoffnung -

                                                                                   Journey of Hope
Badisches                  Swiss film by Xavier Koller which won an Oscar                                 Music Theatre Wales,     And yet
Staatstheater Karlsruhe,   award in 1991. The film is based on a tragic                                   United Kingdom           Perhaps
Germany                    accident which happened at the Swiss-Italian                                                            Last night. Last night I thought I felt it quicken.
                           border in 1988.                                                                Artistic Team            And I willed it on.
                                                                                                          Composer: Tom Coult
Artistic Team              An Alevite family in Turkey setting out for a better                           Librettist: Alice Birch [Part of the libretto of Violet]
Composer: Christian        life in Switzerland lost their 7 year old child in
Jost                       an alpine snow storm while trying to cross the                                                          In a town controlled by a monolithic clock, an hour is lost every
Director: Kornél           border illegally.                                                                                       day.
Librettist: Kata Wéber     German composer Christian Jost and Hungarian                                                            Trapped in an unhappy marriage and alienated from her rigid
Costume and Set            director Kornél Mundruczó are setting out to turn                                                       neighbours, Violet senses a way out. And staying still is no longer
Design: Monika Pomale      the story as told in the film into a parable in the                                                     an option.
                           dimensions of a Greek tragedy. They do so by
                           means of taking it away from realism, focusing                                                          As the hours disappear, an isolated community is thrown into
                           instead on hope, inner conflicts and emotions.                                                          disarray. Long-held certainties evaporate as time is altered and
                                                                                                                                   nothing will be the same again.

                                                                                                                                   Combining the acclaimed talents of playwright Alice Birch, known
                                                                                                                                   for her powerful female-centred writing, and rising star composer
                                                                                                                                   Tom Coult, this is opera for now and about now, with a universal
                                                                                                                                   message that will not go away.

                                  Co-Producing Partner                                                                                             Co-Producing Partners
                                     (in alphabetical order of the lead company)

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World Premiere:
                                                                                      Poznań Opera House
                                                                                      December 12th, 2020

Lead Company                   In 2019, Poland is celebrating the 200th

                                                                                        / Straszny Dwór
                                                                                        The Haunted Manor
Poznań Opera House,            anniversary of the birth of Stanisław
Poland                         Moniuszko, a composer particularly
                               important to the country, called the
                               «father of the Polish opera».
Artistic Team                  The mission and the greatest challenge
The team will be selected in   is to popularize the works of Stanisław
the competition of the 11th    Moniuszko among the widest audience in
edition of European Opera      the world. The most up-to-date aspects
Directing Prize and the 10th   of his work will be highlighted to make his
edition of the International   achievements become a permanent part
Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal      of operas’ and philharmonics’ repertoire.

                                    Project Partners
                                        (in alphabetical order of the lead company)

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        2019 WINNER

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DENIS & KATYA                                                           World Premiere:
                                                                Suzanne Roberts Theatre
                                                                      Philadelphia, U.S.A.
by Opera Philadelphia (U.S.A.)                                      September 18th, 2019

About the project                                                                            Impressions of the crowdfunding campaign

In 2016, after a stand-off with the Special Forces, teenagers Denis Muravyov and Katya
Vlasova live-streamed their last hours, leaving behind a trail of devastating video

Almost three years later, Opera Philadelphia and its co-commission partners Music Theatre
Wales and Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier will bring their tragic story to the stage
with Denis & Katya, a chamber opera by British composer Philip Venables and American
librettist and stage director Ted Huffman. This World Premiere will use the power of opera
to explore how stories are shaped and shared in our age of 24/7 digital connection.

Meet the Team

                                                                                             Co-Producing Partners

                                                                                                        (in alphabetical order of the lead company)

Composer               Librettist and          Co-Creator and          Video Artist
Philip Venables        Stage Director          Dramaturge              Pierre Martin
  P. 48                Ted Huffman             Ksenia Ravvina                                 P. 49
NEW!                                                                                        NEW THIS YEAR!
          FEDORA                                                                           Fostering social
                                                                                           integration and
          EDUCATION                                                                            intercultural
          PRIZE                                                                                    dialogue

                                                Supporting innovative educational opera and ballet projects targeting new

                                                •  Innovative education projects that are implemented in collaboration with
                                                   multiple local partner organisations
                                                •  Creative team bringing together emerging artists of different nationalities,
                                                    disciplines and institutions (e.g. composers, choreographers, conductors,
                                                    librettists, stage directors, costume designers, set designers, education
                                                    managers, etc.)
                                                •   New projects reaching out to and engaging new audiences, especially
                                                    younger and underpriviledged audiences

                                                Advocate new access to opera and ballet while encouraging the involvement
                                                of local communities and underprivileged audiences to boost social emotional
                                                learning, mutual understanding and respect in today’s society

                       Project support of the                                Expert Partners of the
                      FEDORA Education Prize                                FEDORA Education Prize


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ELIGIBILITY AND CRITERIA 2019                                    EDUCATION JURY 2019

                                                                             Bernard Foccroulle           Barbara Minghetti
                                                                             Former Director              Artistic Director
                                                                             Festival d’Aix-en-Provence   Macerata Opera
                                                                             and La Monnaie               Festival

                      1. Project should be an innovative educa-
                                                                             Hannah Griffiths             Anne-Kathrin Ostrop
                      tion project that is implemented by the                General Manager              Head of Education
                      applying opera house, ballet company or                Birmingham Opera             Komische Oper Berlin
                      festival.                                              Company

                      2. The project implementation must take
                      place or start within the time frame of
                      summer 2019 and the year of 2020.
                                                                             Rhian Hutchings              Nicholas Payne
                      3. Projects should involve multiple partner            Chair                        Director
                                                                             RESEO                        Opera Europa
                      organisations in the implementation of the

   Criteria           4. The creative team should preferably
                      bring together emerging artists of different
   1. Quality         nationalities, disciplines and institutions
                      (e.g. composers, choreographers, conduc-               Myriam Mazouzi
                      tors, librettists, stage directors, costume            Director
   2. Participation                                                          Academy of Paris
                      designers, set designers, education mana-
                                                                             National Opera
                      gers, etc.).
   3. Diversity

   4. Legacy          5. Preference will be shown towards new
                      projects reaching out to and engaging
   5. Inspiration     new audiences, especially younger au-

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  FEDORA Education Prize 2019

  EVA & ADAM —                                                           YOUNG OPERA ON TOUR —                                  YOUNG ASSOCIATES - SADLER’S WELLS
  Bayerische Staatsoper                                                  Landestheater Detmold                                  STAGE PRODUCTION —
  Composer: Benedikt Brachtel                                            Artistic Director: Georg Heckel                        Sadler’s Wells
  Stage Director: Jessica Glause                                         Dramaturge: Elisabeth Wirtz                            Choreographers: Anthony Matsena, Wilhelmina Ojanen, Ruby
  Education Director: Ursula Gessat                                      Education Specialist: Jennifer Schnarr                 Portus and Christopher Thomas
                                                                                                                                Artistic guidance & Concept Development: Hetain Patel
                                                                                                                                Course Leader: Tim Casson
  OPERA OUT OF OPERA —                                                   TOUCHE LE CIEL - DANCE & NEW                           Director of Learning & Engagement: Joce Giles
  Conservatorio di Musica Santa                                          TECHNOLOGIES —
  Cecilia                                                                La Fabrique de la Danse
  Conductor : Michelangelo Galeati                                       Artistic Director: Christine Bastin                    ORA DI OPERA —
  Stage Director: Vassilis Anastassiu                                                                                           Teatro Regio Torino
  Cultural Management Expert: Jose Maria Lacunza                                                                                Conductor: Claudio Fenoglio
  Arraiza                                                                OPERA 2.0 —                                            Stage Director: Anna Maria Bruzzese
                                                                         Les Clés de l’Écoute                                   Choreographer: Alberto Manfred Deichmann
                                                                         Artistic Director: Géraldine Aliberti                  Education Specialist: Elisabetta Lipeti
  GROWOP! 2019 —                                                         Director: Ludovic Laurent-Testoris
  Den Jyske Opera                                                        Dramaturge: Lola Salem
  Artistic Director: Birgitte Holt Nielsen                                                                                      YOUR_STREET.SCENE —
                                                                                                                                Theater Magdeburg
                                                                         ACCESSIBILITY AT MACERATA                              Education Directors: Matthias Brandt
  ENB MY FIRST BALLET - 2020 —                                           OPERA FESTIVAL —                                       and Veronika Riedel
  English National Ballet                                                Macerata Opera Festival
  Artistic Director: Tamara Rojo
                                                                         Artistic Director: Barbara Minghetti
  Engagement Director: Fleur Derbyshire-Fox
                                                                         Teacher: Elena di Giovanni                             ORPHÉE —
                                                                                                                                Théâtre du Capitole
                                                                                                                                Composer and Musical Director: Jean-François Verdier
  NOYE’S FLUDDE —                                                        YOUTH OPERA 2019: A.L.I.C.E -                          Librettist: Dorian Astor
  English National Opera                                                 A LAUGHABLE ICONIC CATHARTIC                           Stage Director: Denis Morin
  Conductor: Martin Fitzpatrick
  Set Designer: Soutra Gilmour
                                                                         EXPERIMENT —                                           Music Teacher: Jessie Brenac

  Director: Lyndsey Turner                                               Muziektheater Transparant
                                                                         Composer: An Pierlé                                    MAÎTRISE POPULAIRE
                                                                         Dramaturges: Wouter Van Looy
  NO BORDERS (LA ROMANZIERA E                                            Video Artist: Andrea Argentieri
                                                                                                                                DE L’OPÉRA COMIQUE —
  L’UOMO NERO) - DONIZETTI VOCAL &                                       Artistic Director: Luigi de Angelis                    Théâtre National de l’Opéra Comique
                                                                                                                                Artistic Director: Sarah Koné
  DRAMA LABORATORY —                                                     Musical Coaching and Arrangements: Brice Soniano
                                                                                                                                Choreographer: Christine Bonneton
  Fondazione Teatro Donizetti                                                                                                   Musician: Anna Krempp
  Conductor: Riccardo Frizza                                             FINOREILLE —
  Artistic Director: Francesco Micheli                                   Opéra de Lille
                                                                         Composer: Arthur Lavandier
                                                                                                                                OPERA DAHU PROJECT:
                                                                         Conductor: Quentin Hindley                             LES PETITS PAPAGENI —
  CO-OPERATIVE: AN INTERCULTURAL                                         Stage Director: Maëlle Dequiedt                        Verbier Festival
  AND COLLABORATIVE OPERA HUB FOR                                        Finoreille Artistic Director: Brigitte Rose            Director, Academy & Cultural Engagement: Stephen McHolm
  YOUNG PEOPLE —                                                                                                                Manager: François Vasseur
  Greek National Opera                                                   THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO,
  Choreographer: Edgen Lame
  Conductor: Andys Skordis                                               A PARTICIPATORY OPERA —
  Costume & Video Designer: Christina Spanou                             Opéra de Rouen Normandie
  Stage Director: Themelis Glynatsis                                     Stage Director: Gilles Rico
  Education Specialist: Evi Nakou                                        Music Teachers: Laura Fromentin
                                                                         and Jeanne Dambreville

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Lead Company                                                                                              Lead Company                   With YOUR_Street.Scene, Theater Magdeburg

                                      What is Finoreille ?

Opéra de Lille,                       18 weekly vocal practice workshops for 8 to 12 year                 Theater Magdeburg,             is developing an innovative, inclusive musical
France                                olds, led by Opéra de Lille.                                        Germany                        theatre, educational and location-specific youth
                                                                                                                                         project for young people from 14 to 18 years old,
Artistic Team                         This innovative project brings together 300 children                Artistic Team                  from different ethnic backgrounds.
Composer: Arthur Lavandier            from the Hauts-de-France region, in Northern                        Education Director: Matthias   They develop artistic, musical highlight scenes using
Conductor: Quentin Hindley            France.                                                             Brand                          the outline of Kurt Weill’s opera “Street Scene”, as
Stage Director: Maëlle Dequiedt                                                                           Drama Teacher: Veronika Riedel Theater Magdeburg is planning a new staging of this
Choir Director, Artistic and          In 2019 : 10 concerts in the region and 1 Happy Day at                                             work as a collaboration with Opera North in Leeds,
Education Director of the             the Opéra de Lille                                                                                 Great Britain, for the 2020/2021 season. By presenting
Finoreille workshops: Brigitte Rose   over 900 hours of vocal practice workshops                                                         their own in-house “Street Scenes” in summer 2020,
                                                                                                                                         on the northern section of the Breiter Weg street in
                                      In 2020: 4 performances of Noces, Variations by                                                    Magdeburg, which has some structural similarities
                                      Mozart/Lavandier!                                                                                  with the southern Lower East Side in New York, they
                                                                                                                                         are not only expanding their own vision of different
                                        Project Partners                                                                                 living options and realities, but also those of their
                                                                                                                                         local, and partly digital, audience. At the same time,
                                                                                                                                         they are breathing new artistic life into this area.

                                                                                                                                              Project Partner
                                                                                                                                             (in alphabetical order of the lead company)

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        2019 WINNER

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An intercultural and collaborative
opera hub for young people
by Greek National Opera (Greece)

About the project
                                                                                               Impressions of the crowdfunding campaign
Co-OPERAtive is an opera hub for a mixed group of 60 young Athenians and
unaccompanied refugees aged 15-17. The art of opera will function as a common
language of the first intercultural youth opera hub in Europe. Co-OPERAtive aims to
broaden opera’s appeal to adolescents, highlighting cultural diversity and social

This opera hub will accommodate intensive training in music, dance, and theatre that will
culminate in the staging of the first original intercultural and collaborative opera created
by a youth opera company and inspired by its dreams and aspirations. Foregrounding the
collaborative nature of opera, Co-OPERAtive places collaboration at the heart of its design
and implementation by building strong alliances with two partner organisations, ARSIS and
The HOME Project.

Meet the Team

                                                                                               Project Partners

Stage Director         Music supervision/      Education Specialist    Dramaturge
Themelis Glynatsis     Conductor/Sound         Evi Nakou               Eleni Moleski
   P. 60               Andys Skordis                                                            P. 61
        2019 WINNER

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Touche le ciel -
Dance & New Technologies
by La Fabrique de la Danse (France)

About the project                                                                              Impressions of the crowdfunding campaign

“Touche le Ciel - Dance & New Technologies” is a local arts education programme
created for school children in the East of Paris.                                              3,342                              75                                   €7,440
It provides its current 700 beneficiaries with a cultural gateway into artistic creation and   People voted                     Number of donors                       Donations collected
innovation, while also enabling them to develop and gain essential skills to thrive in the
world : collaboration, listening, curiosity, tolerance and emotional intelligence.

Meet the Team

President                Choreographer           General Secretary        Coordinator of the
Orianne Vilmer           Christine Bastin        Alexandre Legay          project              Project Partners          (in alphabetical order of the lead company)

                                                                          Clara Schwarz

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                    Over 23,000 registered votes
                        from 90 different countries
PUBLIC                    for 36 shorlisted projects
VOTE                             in 18 days

                     €11, 100 donations collected

                           for 11 nominated projects

                                in 60 days
CROWDFUNDING                 from 135 donors

                         from 16 different countries

                    55 % of donors under 49 years-old

                    Over 475 000 people reached
                     through digital marketing campaigns
COMMUNITY                       in 9 countries
                                                                   FEDORA COMMUNITY
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                     Board Members                                              Management Team

                               Jérôme-François                                                  Edilia Gänz
                               Zieseniss                                                        Director

        Clotilde Corsini                     Jean-Yves Kaced                   Solen Wanono                   Camilla Voci
        Vice-President                       Secretary General                 Competition                    Platform
                                             Director of the AROP              Coordinator                    Coordinator
                                             - The Association of
                                             Friends of the Paris
                                             National Opera

        Peter Espenhahn                          Maître                        Loula Shukor                   Müge Naz Altay
        Treasurer                                Gianmarco                     Development &                  Communications
                                                 Monsellato                    Events Coordinator             Coordinator
                                                 Deputy Treasurer
                                                 Partner at Deloitte

        Nicolas Bos                              Philippe Donnet
        Board Member                             Board Member
        President & CEO of                       CEO of Generali
        Van Cleef & Arpels                       Group

        Maître                               Annika Levin
        Edouard de                           Board Member
        Board Member
        President of Carlara

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“The recent turbulences have reconfirmed my conviction that it is important to encourage a             “As a reference hosting foundation in French-speaking Switzerland,
united Europe of solidarity. FEDORA contributes to the strengthening and promotion of European         Swiss Philanthropy Foundation is pleased to support the FEDORA
creativity in the field of opera. I hope that initiatives in other areas will follow FEDORA’s path.”   initiative in collaboration with the King Baudouin Foundation. This
—                                                                                                      initiative is at the heart of our Foundation’s activities, both by its
Docteur Léone Noëlle Meyer                                                                             European nature and its collaborative dimension. We value its social
Founding Member of FEDORA                                                                              character, aiming at developing and facilitating access to culture to
                                                                                                       a greater number of people.”
 “Art should be important to all of us. With a special emphasis on opera and classical ballet.         —
 Because they are performing arts and they are at the core of Europe’s artistic identity.              Étienne Eichenberger, President of Swiss Philanthropy Foundation
 Supporting opera and ballet on a European level serves two purposes: it contributes both to           Supporting Foundation of FEDORA
 the sustainability of an essential creative process and to the construction of Europe through
 the enhancement of our common culture. Lyric and choreographic arts define who we are as              “FEDORA supports creativity and innovation. That’s exactly what we’re
 Europeans. That is why, for me, supporting Fedora was the obvious thing to do.”                       doing every day for entrepreneurs who create their business and
 —                                                                                                     need a high-quality payment solution to grow and scale. We feel we
 Maître Gianmarco Monsellato                                                                           share the same values and love for the arts.”
 Founding Member and Deputy Treasurer of FEDORA                                                        —
                                                                                                       Pierre Lion, VP Growth
 “By encouraging collaborations and co-productions in opera and ballet, FEDORA is making a             Corporate Donor of FEDORA
 relevant contribution to the future development of these art forms. I am happy to be part of this
 European initiative that gives new innovative projets the possiblity to emerge and inspire new
 audiences. The performing arts have the ability to trigger intercultural dialogue, mutual respect      “FEDORA is the most exciting and promising initiative in philanthropy
 and social integration. The new FEDORA Education Prize will support and shed light onto artistic       for ballet and opera. I give to FEDORA, because it not only supports the
 work with local communities that includes all members of society in the creation process..”            creation of new ballet and opera, but it also thrives to build the critical
 —                                                                                                      digital capacity and the sustainable educational eco-system for the
 Annika Levin                                                                                           renewal of these art forms. For me FEDORA has the winning formula,
 Board Member of FEDORA                                                                                 the team and the board have the energy, the talent and the boldness
                                                                                                        of Venture Capital dedicated to the arts!”
 “I am particularly proud and honored to support FEDORA’s European initiative that is dedicated         —
 to encouraging emerging talented creators and performers in the fields of opera and ballet.            Sylvie Matz
 Judging from their outstanding levels of skills, commitment, motivation, creativity and courage,       Major Donor of FEDORA
 I believe it is important that we continue to support them and the Arts in general. The Arts allow
 intercultural and social integration together with personal fulfilment and achievements. The
 moral values we treasure are reflected in the beauty that is emotionally transmitted by all           “As CEO of Panthea, the European leader of Innovative Access
 those talented young opera and ballet performers. Whilst all forms of Arts and our cultural           Solutions for opera, I am very happy and honoured to be a member
 heritage tell something about us to the future generation, this new generation of artists and         of FEDORA. Panthea and FEDORA share the same values of excellence,
 performers have the power to shape the future.”                                                       diversity and innovation. Bravo to FEDORA!”
 —                                                                                                     —
 Maud Davené                                                                                           Carl de Poncins
 Benefactor of FEDORA                                                                                  Donor of FEDORA

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         “The AVL Cultural Foundation is dedicated to facilitating a dialogue           “Drooms, the leading provider of virtual data rooms in Europe,
         across art, science and technology. In the spirit of the constellation         allows for the secure sharing and storage of confidential
         surrounding AVL, the world-leading, independent engineering company            corporate data across company boundaries. Striving for
         for the development, testing and simulation of powertrain systems, with 45     innovation and originality, Drooms was the first to integrate
         affiliates worldwide, AVL Cultural Foundation understands the importance       artificial intelligence (AI) into its software, thereby enlarging
         of international cooperation and promotes dialogue across cultures.            its offering to include tools such as automatic document
         We share the quest for innovation and are happy to support the FEDORA          translation and analysis. Drooms is thrilled to ally itself with
         platform in its commitment to international cooperation and renewal of         FEDORA and support an initiative that develops creativity in
         opera and ballet.”                                                             the performing arts.”
         —                                                                              —
         Kathryn List, Co-Founder and CEO of AVL Cultural Foundation                    Alexandre Grellier, CEO of Drooms
         Corporate Member of FEDORA                                                     Corporate Member of FEDORA

         “As an international group of law firms, CARLARA manages transnational         “Faber-Castell as a creative companion for life has been
         projects, meeting our clients’ local needs in Paris, Brussels, and more        naturally looking at initiatives that promote creativity and
         globally through our international alliance. FEDORA helps us develop our       bring beauty to daily life. That’s the way we see the FEDORA
         international client relations and provides our business partners with         project which aims at discovering new talents and works
         high quality customized services giving them access to outstanding             of art on a global scale and is changing the perception of
         performances at opera houses and festivals, enriching their lives through      ballet and opera. Therefore, we could only join this fantastic
         meaningful experiences. We are delighted to collaborate closely with           initiative and support it as much as we can!”
         FEDORA and wish to contribute to the development of this unique initiative.”   —
         —                                                                              Philippe Dayron, Managing Director of Faber-Castell France
         Maître Edouard de Lamaze, President of CARLARA International                   Corporate Member of FEDORA
         Corporate Member of FEDORA

         “Since its beginnings Drieux-Combaluzier has manufactured, modernised          “As partners of organizations for change management
         and maintained lifts for all styles of Parisian buildings. Today the           and executive coaching, Variations International is
         company has become the leading specialist in custom manufacturing,             devoted to individual and team development with a
         modernisation and maintenance of lifts in Paris, in accordance with            wordlwide executive coaching network. We believe in the
         the capital’s heritage. At Drieux-Combaluzier, we are driven by passion,       fruitful dialogue between arts and professional fields.
         aesthetics, creativity, excellence and the promotion of our talents.These      We are proud to join FEDORA, which is for us an amazing
         key values are at the heart of our project which explains our desire to be a   chance to share our passion with performing arts lovers.”
         part of this magnificent FEDORA project.”                                      —
         —                                                                              Paul Delahaie, President of Variations International
         Emmanuel Paris, President of Drieux-Combaluzier                                Catherine Tanneau, Partner & General Manager of Variations
         Corporate Member of FEDORA                                                     International
                                                                                        Corporate Member of FEDORA

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                                                                                                   “[...] erstmals zwei symbolische Preise. Über einen der beiden Letzteren freut sich das
        “Through their annual prize competitions for new ballet and opera projects, the            Theater Magdeburg mit seiner Puppentheater-Oper «The True Story of King Kong», die
        organization is working to build a cycle where they bring in younger, private donors       sich interdisziplinär dem Fremden, dem Andersartigen widmet und dafür die meisten
        and new corporate donors to support fresh, ground-breaking work, which then, in turn,      Publikumsstimmen auf der neuen Fedora-Plattform erhielt. Diese umfasst 19 Opern- und
        entices more new donors.”                                                                  Ballettorganisationen in 13 europäischen Ländern, mit zwei Millionen Euro kofinanziert
        —                                                                                          durch das Programm Kreatives Europa der Europäischen Union.”
        Forbes, June 13th, 2019                                                                    —
                                                                                                   Süddeutsche Zeitung, June 8th, 2018

                        “The FEDORA network provides nominees at the crowdfunding stage
                        with the funds to create a campaign video, as well as support and
                        The Financial Times, May 27th, 2019                                        “Jean Monnet als einer der Urheber des vereinigten Europas sagte einmal, wenn er
                                                                                                   noch einmal anfangen könne, würde er versuchen, Europa über die Kultur zur vereinen.
                                                                                                   Fedora zeigt, dass das möglich ist.”
                                                                                                   Handelsblatt, April 3rd, 2018

        “Die Organisation lobt jährlich drei Preise aus: einen für eine Opernproduktion, dotiert
        mit 150 000 Euro vom italienischen Versicherer Generali, einen Ballettpreis vom
        französischen Schmuckhersteller Van Cleef & Arpels für 100 000 Euro und neuerdings
        einen dritten Preis für 50 000 Euro zugunsten von Projekten zur „interkulturellen
        Verständigung und sozialen Integration“. ”                                                 “A forthcoming production from the Dublin Theatre Festival has been nominated for
        —                                                                                          the prestigious FEDORA - VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet.”
        Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, February 2nd, 2019                                         —
                                                                                                   The Times, February 13th, 2018

        “Un budget de 2 millions d’euros sur quatre ans pour lancer une plate-forme
        européenne appelée à devenir une vitrine de la création en matière d’opéra et de
        ballet ainsi qu’un outil de sensibilisation du grand public.”
        Les Echos, July 25th, 2018

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