The 12th European Opera directing prize is a competition for young directors up to the age of 35. The jury consists of renowned directors and experts of the European opera scene.
The prize is linked to the staging of The Turn of the Screw by Benjamin Britten
Participants are invited to submit a finished production concept in English. This concept is expected to make clear the time and location of the interpretation and to describe the concrete events on stage in individual steps through stage directions, use of media, stage and costume design. This concept must be supplemented by an abridged version.
The concept with sketches have to be uploaded as a file to the Camerata Nuova e.V. cloud created for the purposes of the competition. The concept must take into account the technical requirements of the venue. Stage plans and technical data will be provided by Camerata Nuova e.V. after registration. The opera will be performed at Det Kongelige Teater in Copenhagen in autumn 2023.
The award consists of three prizes:
1. Prize: Realisation of the winning concept
20.000,- € will be contributed to Det Kongelige Teater Copenhagen
for the creative team’s honorarium
2. Prize: Stage director’s assignment at an opera house
10.000,- € will be contributed to a theater of Opera Europa for the
stage director’s honorarium
3. Prize: Director’s assistance at an opera house
5.000,- € will be contributed to a theater of Opera Europa for the
director assistant’s honorarium
Application for the contest and further information: https://eop-opera.com
Closing date for application: 1 May 2021
Closing date for submission of direction concepts: 1 June 2021
Final and announcement of the jury's decision: Spring 2022