Meet FEDORA's Prizes Winning Artists

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17 January 2022

FEDORA Artists Series


The FEDORA Artists Series  

In this series we invite some of the creators behind the FEDORA Prizes’ winning projects to share with us their creative processes. Learn about what inspired them and what it takes to produce opera or dance projects that champion ingenuity and creativity. 

In the interviews below you will get to learn about their creative projects and what drives these artists to create innovative pieces that are moving opera and ballet forward!

Meet the Artists…

Sivan Eldar, Cordelia Lynn and Maxime Pascal

COMPOSER, LIBRETTIST AND CONDUCTOR OF "LIKE FLESH"

Winner of the FEDORA Opera Prize 2021

Discover all about this new work, the links between the libretto and the score, and the challenges of creating a piece where electronic and acoustic music meet.

Gabriela Carrizo

CHOREOGRAPHER OF "LA VISITA"

Winner of the FEDORA - VAN CLEEF & Arpels Prize for Ballet 2021

Discover all about the opportunities and challenges of creating a piece within a museum, where Gabriela Carrizo drew her inspiration, and what role sound effects and music played in this new work.

Laila Soliman & Bushra El-Turk

STAGE DIRECTOR & COMPOSER OF “ WOMAN AT POINT ZERO”

Winner of the FEDORA - GENERALI Prize for Opera 2020

Be inspired by our interview about their new work "Woman at Point Zero", their inspirations and the challenges of being a female creator.  

Philip Venables

COMPOSER OF "DENIS & KATYA"

Winner of the FEDORA - GENERALI Prize for Opera 2019

Join us as we learn more about how Philip Venables was inspired by social media and how we tell stories today, to compose this award-winning piece...

William Forsythe

CHOREOGRAPHER OF " A QUIET EVENING OF DANCE"

Winner of FEDORA - VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet 2018

We talked to William Forsythe who told us how he strives to continue to reinvent the vocabulary of dance and how the audience reacts to his creative decisions...

Sharon Eyal

CHOREOGRAPHER OF “LOVE CHAPTER 2"

Winner of FEDORA - VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet 2017

Sharon Eyal explores the rich themes and inspiration behind her unique choreography and the importance of the expression of feelings through movement...

Matteo Franceschini

COMPOSER OF “MILO AND MAYA AROUND THE WORLD”

Winner of FEDORA - Rolf Liebermann Prize for Opera 2015

Education in Opera is vastly important, Matteo Franceschini shares with us his thoughts on engaging younger audiences and how he is inspired daily...

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