Jury 2021

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In order to guarantee an independent and professional selection process throughout its two funding programmes, FEDORA is working in close collaboration with expert partners and international jury panels. The FEDORA Prizes Biennale’s Expert partners: - for the Opera and Dance Prizes, Opera Europa - the Professional Association of Opera Houses and Festivals in Europe, the leading professional network representing over 220 opera companies and opera festivals in 44 different European countries - for the Education Prize, RESEO - the European Network for opera, music, dance and education which brings together organisations and artists to promote innovation and equal access to creativity - for the Digital Prize, IMZ - International Music & Media Centre - the international business network dedicated to the promotion of the performing arts through audiovisual. The Next Stage Grants’ Expert Partner: - 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.

A jury of
International Experts

The pre-selected projects are presented to the juries of experts who assess the applications, select the nominees and the winners of the FEDORA Prizes Biennale, and select the recipients of the Next Stage Grants.

The FEDORA prizes
Biennale Jury

  • Laura Berman cc Sandra Then

    Laura Berman

    Staatsoper Hannover

  • Aviel Cahn cc GTG Nicolas Schopfer

    Aviel Cahn

    General Director
    Grand Théâtre de Genève

  • Kasper Holten cc Clive Barda

    Kasper Holten

    Royal Danish Theatre

  • Sophie de Lint cc Altin Kaftira

    Sophie de Lint

    Dutch National Opera

  • Anna Maria Meo cc Roberto Ricci

    Anna Maria Meo

    General Director
    Fondazione Teatro Regio di Parma

  • Nicholas_Payne cc Schramke

    Nicholas Payne

    Opera Europa

  • Birgitta Svendén

    Birgitta Svendén

    General and Artistic Director
    Royal Swedish Opera

  • Ted Brandsen cc Erwin Olaf

    Ted Brandsen

    Dutch National Ballet

  • Aurélie Dupont  1  © Sophie Delaporte - mention obligatoire B&W

    Aurélie Dupont

    Director of Dance
    Paris Opera Ballet

  • Laurent Hilaire B&W

    Laurent Hilaire

    Stanislavsky Ballet

  • Sara Nora Krysteva

    Sara-Nora Krysteva

    Artistic Director of the Ballet
    Sofia National Opera and Ballet

  • Ingrid Lorentzen cc Erika Hebbert

    Ingrid Lorentzen

    Artistic Director
    Norwegian National Ballet

  • Nicholas_Payne cc Schramke

    Nicholas Payne

    Opera Europa

  • Benoit Swan Pouffer cc Camilla Greenwell

    Benoit Swan Pouffer

    Artistic Director

  • Vania Cauzillo

    Vania Cauzillo


  • Bernard Foccroulle cc Pascal Victor

    Bernard Foccroulle

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

  • Anthony Heidweiller cc Jelmer de Haas

    Anthony Heidweiller

    Artistic Director
    Vocal Statements

  • Birgitte Holt Nielsen cc Anne Steen

    Birgitte Holt-Nielsen

    Librettist and
    Freelance Producer

  • Anne-Kathrin Ostrop

    Anne-Kathrin Ostrop

    Head of Education
    Komische Oper Berlin

  • Panaghis Pagoulatos cc Valeria Isaeva

    Panaghis Pagoulatos

    Director of Artistic Programming & Casting
    Greek National Opera

  • Lauri Pokkinen cc Heikki Tuuli

    Lauri Pokkinen

    Audience Outreach & Social Responsibility Manager
    Finnish National Opera & Ballet

  • Christopher Hampson cc Helen Maybanks

    Christopher Hampson

    Artistic Director
    Scottish Ballet

  • Katharina Jeschke cc Stephan Doleschal

    Katharina Jeschke

    Secretary General
    IMZ International Music + Media Centre

  • Emelie De Jong cc Paul Blind

    Emelie de Jong

    Head of Arts Department
    ARTE France

  • Yasuko Kobayashi

    Yasuko Kobayashi

    Senior Producer

  • Tod Machover

    Tod Machover

    Composer, Inventor, Professor of Music & Media and director of the Media Lab's Opera of the Future group
    MIT Media Lab

  • Peter Maniura

    Peter Maniura

    IMZ Academy

  • Ulrich Schrauth bw

    Ulrich Schrauth

    Artistic Director, VRHAM! Virtual Reality & Arts Festival
    XR & Immersive Programmer BFI London Film Festival - UK


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