Fedora-Generali Prize for Opera to support young talents and new opera creations of excellence

Jérôme-François Zieseniss (President of FEDORA)
together with Eric Lombard (President of Generali France)
MILAN - Generali and Fedora announce the partnership for the FEDORA – Generali Prize for Opera to support young talents and new opera creations of excellence. The prize awards talented international teams of co-producing partners who collaborate on the creation of new opera, those who present projects of artists from various artistic backgrounds whose goal is to stage recently composed or rediscovered plays which have not been staged yet.

The aim is to preserve and transmit musical heritage and further develop their creativity and the art form.

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.”

The winners of the FEDORA Prizes will be announced on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 on the occasion of the ballet performance of La Sylphide performed by the Ballet of the Mariinsky Theatre from St. Petersburg at the Salzburger Festspiele.

Opera Jury Members

• John Allison, Editor, Opera Magazine, London
• Pierre Audi, Director of Opera, Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam
• Peter de Caluwe, Director, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels
• Joan Matabosch, Artistic Director, Teatro Real, Madrid
• Nicholas Payne, Director, Opera Europa, London
• Viktor Schoner, Artistic Director, Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich
• Caroline Sonrier, Director, Opéra de Lille, Lille
• Ludovic Tézier, Baritone
• Eva Wagner-Pasquier, Consultant, Bayreuther Festspiele, Munich

Edilia Gänz (Director of FEDORA), Gianmarco Monsellato (Founding Member of FEDORA),
Jérôme-François Zieseniss (President of FEDORA), Jean-Louis Beffa (President of the AROP),
Docteur Léone Noëlle Meyer (Founding Member of FEDORA), Eric Lombard (President of Generali France)
and Agnès Schweitzer (Vice-President of the AROP)