Fedora Prizes

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Prizes paying tribute to creativity and innovation
in the field of opera and ballet to support artistic excellence and outreach with local and international exposure.

Competition Cycle

December 15, 2018

January 2019
by Opera
(& RESEO for the

February 5th -
February 22nd
Voting phase

March 2019
Donation phase:
Announcement of
nominees on

Spring 2019

June 28th 2019

Today, your involvement can make a difference in guaranteeing the future of opera and ballet. Discover innovative opera, ballet and education projects and support the next generation of talented artists!

The Fedora Prizes

FEDORA has established three Prizes, the FEDORA – GENERALI Prize for Opera, the FEDORA – VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet and the FEDORA Prize for Education that are awarded to promising artists and teams of co-producing cultural institutions and partners who collaborate on the creation of new opera or ballet productions and education programs to reach out to new and wider audiences.
These prizes lead the way in celebrating new talents and ideas in opera and ballet which will shape the future of these art forms.

Van Cleef & Arpels

Prize for Ballet


We are delighted about the collaboration with High Jewelry Maison Van Cleef & Arpels who shares our vision and who supports the FEDORA – VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet, awarding new ballet creations of excellence.

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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Prize for Opera


The FEDORA – GENERALI Prize for Opera is awarded to new opera creations of excellence. We are grateful for the support of the insurance group Generali who shares our vision.

Generali, one of the world’s leading insurers with almost 200 years of history and present in over 60 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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Prize for Education


The FEDORA Prize for Education is awarded to innovative projects encouraging the involvement of new and wider audiences while fostering social integration amongst the participants.

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