European Opera-Directing Prize

Alan was a finalist for the European Opera-Directing Prize in Vienna, Austria in April, 2013. EOP is an initiative of Camerata Nuova E.v. in Weisbaden, in cooperation with Opera Europa. 

Competitors were asked to create a full design and directing concept for Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci. Alan’s team was the only American team chosen for the finals. 
About the competition: “It is currently the only big competition for opera directors in Germany. In 2001, the EOP was organized for the first time with Klaus Zehelein as president of the jury. The contest is aimed at young opera directors and teams up to the age of 35 years. The aim is to promote the current trend in music theatre direction and to give young talented directors a forum of expression. Many of the prize-winners from the past years are now successfully working internationally as Director, Stage or Costume Designer.” 

Alan’s team included: 

Set Designer: David Arsenault 
Costume Designer: Sydney Gallas 
Lighting Designer: Andrew Griffin 

The EOP Jury included: 

David Pountney (Chairman) Intendant of the Bregenz Festival / Artistic Director Welsh National Opera 
Florian Scholz Intendant of the Stadttheater Klagenfurt 
Barbara Minghetti Intendant of the Teatro Sociale di Como 
Serge Dorny General Director of Opéra de Lyon 
Tatjana Gürbaca Director for Opera of Staatstheater Mainz 
Grace Lang Programme Director Hong Kong Arts Festival 

Scenic renderings from the unproduced production

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Pagliacci Set - 2 of 4.jpg