FEDORA Prizes Winner Announcement

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28 June 2019

Venice / Italy

Award Night Ceremony

On June 28th, the winners of the FEDORA Prizes were announced during a press conference at Gran Teatro La Fenice, in Venice.
We are proud to announce:

  • The winner of the FEDORA - GENERALI Prize for Opera 2019: Denis & Katya by Opera Philadelphia
  • The winner of the FEDORA - VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet 2019: Invisible Cities by Rambert
  • The winner of the FEDORA Education Prize: Co-OPERAtive: An intercultural and collaborative opera hub for young people by Greek National Opera
  • The winner of the FEDORA PLATFORM Prize for Public Vote & Crowdfunding Campaign Winner 2019: Touche le ciel - Dance & New Technologies by La Fabrique de la Danse

Congratulations to all winning projects that lead the innovation and excellence in opera and ballet!
We wish to thank Generali, Van Cleef & Arpels, Creative Europe as well as our individual and corporate donors for making this initiative possible.

Maestro Fortunato Ortumbina, Sovrintendente of  Teatro La Fenice di Venezia
Jérôme-François Zieseniss, President of FEDORA
Barbara Gessler, Head of Unit Creative Europe of the European Commission
Nicholas Payne, Director of Opera Europa, and Rhian Hutchings, Chair of RESEO - European Network for Opera, Music & Dance Education
Edilia Gänz, Director of FEDORA
Edilia Gänz, Director of FEDORA, Jérôme-François Zieseniss, President of FEDORA
Christine Bastin, Choreographer of Touche le ciel and Orianne Vilmer, Cofondatrice & CEO of La Fabrique de la Danse
Nicholas Payne, Director of Opera Europa
(From left to right)  Niki Xenou, Artistic Associate GNO – Development & Fundraising,  Giorgos Matskaris, Special Associate to the GNO Artistic Director,  Ann Kristin Sofroniou, Musician & Artistic Associate of the Learning and Participation Department
Hannah Griffiths, General Manager, Birmingham Opera Company
Sibylle Gallardo-Jammes, International Communications Director of Van Cleef & Arpels
Benoit Swan Pouffer, Artistic Director of Rambert and Helen Shute, Chief Executive & Executive Producer
Benoit Swan Pouffer, Artistic Director of Rambert
Philippe Donnet, CEO of Generali Group
(From left to right) Edilia Gänz, Director of FEDORA, Jérôme-François Zieseniss, President of FEDORA Valérie Chevalier, General Director of Opéra Orchestre national Montpellier Philippe Donnet, CEO of Generali Group David Devan, David B. Devan General Director & President
(From left to right) Sibylle Gallardo-Jammes, International Communications Director of Van Cleef & Arpels, Philippe Donnet, CEO of Generali Group,  Barbara Gessler, Head of Unit Creative Europe of the European Commission, Jérôme-François Zieseniss, President of FEDORA
(From left to right) David B. Devan General Director & President, Jérôme-François Zieseniss, President of FEDORA, Philippe Donnet, CEO of Generali Group Ted Huffman, Stage Director of Denis & Katya  Philip Venables, Composer of Denis & Katya Laura Berman, Designated Artistic Director Staatsoper Hannover  Valérie Chevalier, General Director of Opéra Orchestre national Montpellier Barbara Gessler, Head of Unit Creative Europe of the European Commission Edilia Gänz, Director of FEDORA
(From left to right)  Edilia Gänz, Director of FEDORA Jérôme-François Zieseniss, President of FEDORA Sibylle Gallardo-Jammes, International Communications Director of Van Cleef & Arpels Benoit Swan Pouffer, Artistic Director of Rambert Helen Shute, Chief Executive & Executive Producer of Rambert Judith Mackrell, Dance Writer, The Guardian UK Barbara Gessler, Head of Unit Creative Europe of the European Commission
(From left to right) Edilia Gänz, Director of FEDORA, Jérôme-François Zieseniss, President of FEDORA, Orianne Vilmer, Cofondatrice & CEO of @La La Fabrique de la Danse, Christine Bastin, Choreographer of Touche le ciel, Barbara Gessler, Head of Unit Creative Europe of the European Commission
 (From left to right) Edilia Gänz, Director of FEDORA, Jérôme-François Zieseniss, President of FEDORA, Barbara Gessler, Head of Unit Creative Europe of the European Commission, Rhian Hutchings, Chair of RESEO - European Network for Opera, Music & Dance Education, Ann Kristin Sofroniou, Musician & Artistic Associate of the Learning and Participation Department, Giorgos Matskaris, Special Associate to the GNO Artistic Director,  Niki Xenou, Artistic Associate National Opera of Greece - Εθνική Λυρική Σκηνή – Development & Fundraising,  Hannah Griffiths, General Manager, Birmingham Opera Company
(From left to right) Edilia Gänz, Director of FEDORA, Jérôme-François Zieseniss, President of FEDORA, Barbara Gessler, Head of Unit Creative Europe of the European Commission
(From left to right) David B. Devanm General Director & President of Opera Philadelphia Laura Berman, Designated Artistic Director Staatsoper Hannover, Valérie Chevalier, General Director of Opéra Orchestre national Montpellier Occitanie, Ted Huffman, Stage Director of Denis & Katya, Philip Venables, Composer of Denis & Katya
(From left to right) Rhian Hutchings, Chair of RESEO, Niki Xenou, Artistic Associate GNO – Development & Fundraising, Giorgos Matskaris, Special Associate to the GNO Artistic Director, Ann Kristin Sofroniou, Musician & Artistic Associate of the Learning and Participation Department, Hannah Griffiths, General Manager,  Birmingham Opera Company
 (From left to right) Benoit Swan Pouffer, Artistic Director of Rambert, Helen Searl, Development Director of Rambert, Helen Shute, Chief Executive & Executive Producer,  Judith Mackrell, Dance Writer, The Guardian UK
(From left to right) Edilia Gänz, Director of FEDORA, Benoit Swan Pouffer, Artistic Director of Rambert, Laura Berman, Designated Artistic Director Staatsoper Hannover  Helen Shute, Chief Executive & Executive Producer of Rambert Judith Mackrell, Dance Writer, The Guardian UK, Sibylle Gallardo-Jammes, International Communications Director of Van Cleef & Arpels, Philippe Donnet, CEO of Generali Group, Maestro Fortunato Ortumbina, Sovrintendente of Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Barbara Gessler, Head of Unit Creative Europe of the European Commission, Nicholas Payne, Director of Opera Europa, Christine Bastin, Choreographer of Touche le ciel, Giorgos Matskaris, Dancer/ Movement Supervision,  Orianne Vilmer, Cofondatrice & CEO of La Fabrique de la Danse, Niki Xenou, Artistic Associate GNO – Development & Fundraising,  Jérôme-François Zieseniss, President of FEDORA, Ann Kristin Sofroniou, Musician at Greek National Opera, Hannah Griffiths, General Manager, Birmingham Opera Company Rhian Hutchings, Chair of RESEO, David B. Devan, General Director & President of Opera Philadelphia, Ted Huffman, Stage Director of Denis & Katya, Valérie Chevalier, General Director of Opéra Orchestre national Montpellier, Philip Venables, Composer of Denis & Katya
 (From left to right)  Sibylle Gallardo-Jammes, International Communications Director of Van Cleef & Arpels, Maestro Fortunato Ortumbina, Sovrintendente of Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Philippe Donnet, CEO of Generali Group, Nicholas Payne, Director of Opera Europa and Jérôme-François Zieseniss, President of FEDORA

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