SEVEN STONES, an opera production of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence making its world premiere this summer in Aix, wins the FEDORA - GENERALI Prize for Opera for new lyric creations of excellence amounting to €150000.
This innovative opera, written by young Czech composer Ondřej Adámek and Icelandic poet Sjón, is an invitation to a thrilling journey through Argentinian, Icelandic, Japanese and French cultures. In this modern opera, everything is set to live an unprecedented experience that intimately combines sung, spoken and whispered voices and the monumental sound installations that create the scene. SEVEN STONES is a contemporary opera that will push boundaries.
FEDORA - The European Circle of Philanthropists of Opera and Ballet brings together 80 institutional members, private donors and companies in 20 countries around one mission: to support and contribute to the future of opera and ballet by promoting innovation and creativity in contemporary productions. In order to secure the future of opera and ballet, the next generation of talented artists need to be supported. FEDORA has created two awards for promising coproducers and artists who are actively working on the creation of new opera or ballet coproductions.
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