Jury 2019

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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 200 opera companies and opera festivals in 43 different European countries, and RESEO - the European Network for opera, music, dance and education which brings together organisations and artists to promote innovation and equal access to creativity. The received opera and ballet project applications are assessed by Opera Europa under the direction of Nicholas Payne and the education projects are pre-selected jointly by Opera Europa and RESEO, under the direction of Rhian Hutchings, chair of RESEO, and Nicholas Payne, director of Opera Europa.

A jury of International

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

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Jury Members

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Jury Members

Ballet jury

  • Ted Brandsen

    Ted Brandsen

    Dutch National Ballet

  • Laurent Hilaire

    Laurent Hilaire

    Stanislavsky Ballet

  • 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

    The Royal Ballet

  • Johannes Öhman

    Johannes Öhman

    Staatsballett Berlin

  • Nicholas Payne

    Nicholas Payne

    Opera Europa

Opera jury

  • Pierre Audi

    Pierre Audi

    Festival d'Aix-en-Provence

  • Laura Berman

    Laura Berman

    Designated Artistic Director
    Staatsoper Hannover

  • Silvia Hroncova

    Silvia Hroncová

    Director of the Opera
    The National Theatre and State Opera

  • Nicholas Payne

    Nicholas Payne

    Opera Europa

  • David Pountney

    David Pountney

    Artistic Director
    Welsh National Opera

  • Paolo Pinamonti

    Paolo Pinamonti

    Artistic Director
    Teatro di San Carlo Napoli

  • Christina Scheppelmann

    Christina Scheppelmann

    Artistic Director General
    Gran Teatre del Liceu

  • Birgitta Svendén

    Birgitta Svendén

    General and Artistic Director
    The Royal Swedish Opera

Education jury

  • Bernard Foccroulle

    Bernard Foccroulle

    Former Director
    Festival d'Aix-en-Provence / La Monnaie

  • Hannah Griffiths

    Hannah Griffiths

    Head of Learning and Participation
    Capital Theatres

  • Rhian Hutchings

    Rhian Hutchings


  • Myriam Mazouzi

    Myriam Mazouzi

    Academy of Paris National Opera

  • Barbara Minghetti

    Barbara Minghetti

    Artistic Director
    Macerata Opera Festival

  • Anne-Kathrin Ostrop

    Anne-Kathrin Ostrop

    Head of Education
    Komische Oper Berlin

  • Nicholas Payne

    Nicholas Payne

    Opera Europa

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