FEDORA Digital Prize
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Fedora Digital Prize

As of 2019 and in keeping with our commitment to fostering innovation + creativity in the performing arts film industry, the IMZ International Music + Media Centre joins forces with FEDORA, the platform aiming at nurturing European innovation + creativity and at increasing the reach of opera + ballet.

With the FEDORA Digital Prize we advocate new ways of artistic expression and access to opera + ballet through digital innovation. Furthermore, the goal is to stimulate new collaborative approaches through digital innovation across different media. With the IMZ taking part in the competition + judging process as Expert Partner, the FEDORA Digital Prize will fund the winning project with 50.000€ with the support of project partner Kearney.

The call was for innovative + interdisciplinary digital opera + ballet projects advancing artistic creativity on and beyond the stage. Find out more about the competition process + the four final nominees below!


The nominee phase will last from 29 Jun until 31 Oct 2020...discover the 4 final nominees here!


During the nominee phase, support the 4 final projects by donating as of 5€ + benefit from tax deductions through the new Transnational Giving Europe Platform!


Fedora is a non-profit organisation committed to supporting + contributing to the future of opera + ballet by nurturing their renewal. Learn more about the platform here!

Nominees for FEDORA Digital Prize 2020

Laila – Immersive Installation

Submitted by Finnish National Opera and Ballet (Finland). An interactive opera experience created by composer Esa-Pekka Salonen, dramaturge Paula Vesala + Ekho Collective. The work uses new technologies + extends reality into a collaborative experience.


Submitted by Royal Opera House (UK). This immersive opera experience places the audience at the centre of a futuristic adventure story about climate change. The project combines live performance with a graphic world in VR and is scored with a hybrid of hip hop + opera.


Submitted by Sadler’s Wells (UK). An exploration of human sensations, this project reimagines the future + examines our anxiety about the impact of new technology on human nature + its potential disruptions to the cycle of life, fertility, justice, + ethics.


Submitted by Teatro Regio Torino (Italy). Stream&Music is an interdisciplinary project developed by Teatro Regio Torino in collaboration with Streamcolors, aiming at creating a visual art performance that merges music + image with technological innovation.

For more information please contact

Isabella Fellinger
Project Manager



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