Young directing talents must be given the opportunity to re-interpret the classical works of opera, to tell the stories under a new, contemporary light. They must be able to show their abilities and ideas. That is why Camerata Nuova e.V., in cooperation with Opera Europa, created the European Opera-directing Prize (Europäischen Opernregie-Preis - EOP).
The competition is aimed at young directors and production teams aged up to 35. The Prize is awarded every second year in Wiesbaden to the best production and design concept for an operatic work selected and communicated in advance.
The winners receive prizes of a total amount of 30,000€. The EOP also gives the winning team the opportunity to stage their concept in a renowned European opera house – the most attractive reward for a young artist!
For more information about the European Opera-directing Prize, please visit www.camerata-nuova.com or contact:firstname.lastname@example.org.
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European Opera-directing Prize 2013
In the frame of the Vienna Conference, the final round of the European Opera-directing prize (EOP) took place at the Vienna Volksoper on Friday 5 April. Four teams, selected from 87 qualifying projects, outlined their concept and directed an extract of the same scene from Act 2 of Leoncavallo’s Pagliaci with the support of three singers and a pianist and in front of an international jury chaired by David Pountney, Intendant of the Bregenz Festival and Artistic Ditrector of Welsh National Opera
On the evening, the winner was announced:
the Second prize goes to Rafael R. Villalobos (Director), Marta Delatte (Assistant-Director), Rafael Merino (Set Designer) and Sara Roma (Costume Designer) - Spain
This time, the jury assigned no first and no third price. The jury chairman David Pountney justified the result with the fact that the European Opera-Directing Prize “looks for concepts and ideas, which represent “a benefit”, thus a benefit for the opera of the future. It is not the aim to find the best skilled director, but to encourage young theatre makers, who are ready to leave well-know tracks, to look for new perspectives and convert them on the stage. The Spanish director Rafael R. Villalobos proved his capabilities.”
You will find here the press release announcing the winner of the 7th EOP.