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Guaranteed professional
pre-selection

FEDORA is working in close collaboration with Opera Europa - the Professional Association of Opera Houses and Festivals in Europe, the leading professional network representing over 180 opera companies and opera festivals in 42 different European countries. The received project applications are assessed by Opera Europa under the direction of Nicholas Payne, former Director of the Royal Opera at Covent Garden and General Director of English National Opera in London.

A jury of International
Experts

The pre-selected opera and ballet projects, are presented to two juries of experts in the fields of opera and ballet who assess the applications, nominate projects and select the winners of the FEDORA Prizes.

Impressions of The FEDORA
Jury Members

Discover The FEDORA
Jury Members

Ballet jury

  • Ted Brandsen

    Ted Brandsen

    Director
    Dutch National Ballet

  • Aurélie Dupont

    Aurélie Dupont

    Director of Dance
    Paris Opera Ballet

  • Yuri Fateev

    Yuri Fateev

    Acting Director of
    The Mariinsky Ballett

  • Nicolas Le Riche

    Nicolas Le Riche

    Artistic Director
    Royal Swedish Ballet

  • Judith Mackrell

    Judith Mackrell

    Dance Writer
    The Guardian UK

  • Kevin O’Hare

    Kevin O’Hare

    Director
    The Royal Ballet

  • Nicholas Payne

    Nicholas Payne

    Director
    Opera Europa

  • Igor Zelensky

    Igor Zelensky

    Director of
    Bavarian State Ballet

Opera jury

  • Aviel Cahn

    Aviel Cahn

    Intendant of
    Opera Vlaanderen

  • Silvia Hroncova

    Silvia Hroncová

    Director of the Opera
    The National Theatre and State Opera

  • Eva Kleinitz

    Eva Kleinitz

    General Director of
    Opéra national du Rhin

  • Nicholas Payne

    Nicholas Payne

    Director
    Opera Europa

  • Paolo Pinamonti

    Paolo Pinamonti

    Artistic Director
    Teatro di San Carlo Napoli

  • David Pountney

    David Pountney

    Artistic Director
    Welsh National Opera

  • Christina Scheppelmann

    Christina Scheppelmann

    Artistic Director General
    Gran Teatre del Liceu

  • Birgitta Svendén

    Birgitta Svendén

    General and Artistic Director
    The Royal Swedish Opera

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