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2Cellos at a special Sydney show, playing famous film scores, in the iconic Sydney Opera House. The Met live in HD production of Alban Berg’s Lulu starring Marlis Petersen and in a production by William Kentridge sets new artistic standards. Kenneth MacMillan's dramatic ballet is inspired by the story of Anna Anderson, who believed herself to be the famous Russian princess. Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra perform Strauss' Don Quixote starring Yo-Yo Ma and Dvorak's Symphony No. 8. A celebration of David Bowie, based on the albums of the Berlin Trilogy: Low, Heroes and Lodger. For the final opera in Donizetti’s Tudor trilogy, the Met has assembled an ideal cast with an insightful conductor, Maurizio Benini. In the Met’s new production of Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles Diana Damrau leads a dream cast opposite Matthew Polenzani and Mariusz Kwiecien. Would you expect the son of one of the richest tycoons in the world to be a prolific composer? For his first series of concerts as Chief Conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, maestro Daniele Gatti conducts Mahler's iconic Symphony No. 2 Tremendous choirs, enthralling musical portrayals of the creation of light, paradise, a stunning duet of the first people - this is Joseph Haydn's Creation Showing opera stars Bettina Mönch and Andreas Bieber amongst others combined with a unique visual and musical design, conducted by Lorenz C. Aichner. Phenomenal pianist Marc-André Hamelin is a virtuoso in the true meaning of the word.
PRODUCTIONS IN THE MAKING
Czech Television and NordicStories (NOR) finished shooting of a co-production dance film Closed in December 2016. In co-production with Ozango Productions (FR), Czech Television participates in the recording of a concert of Collegium 1704, a Prague baroque orchestra and vocal ensemble. Frankfurt Opera presents Handel’s opera Xerxes in a new staging, featuring rising mezzo-soprano Gaëlle Arquez in the title role Through his masterpiece Guiseppe Verdi provides an insight into the causes of revenge, social exclusion and the construct of misinterpreted love. At the Baroque Days 2017 in Melk one musical highlight will chase the other with matinees, night concerts, musical baroque and modern cross-over events! The musical highlights of this exceptional concert will be featured by pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. As crowning point of the Brahms Cycle with The Cleveland Orchestra under the baton of Franz Welser-Möst, the composer’s great choral work was recorded. A co-production documentary about famous Czech harpsichordist Zuzana Ružicková who will soon celebrate her 90th birthday.
We congratulate the awarded IMZ Members Naxos, Berliner Philharmoniker, Accentus Music and C Major Entertainment!
OTHER INDUSTRY NEWS
Czech TV looks forward to welcoming you on the already 54th edition of one of the most prestigious television festivals – Sept. 27 - 30, 2017. Red Bull Content Pool Premium Music - A Focused and Intuitive B2B Music Licensing Platform for Film, Television and Advertising.
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AVANT PREMIÈRE 2017 NEWS
The cooperation offers participants of both events to enjoy reduced entrance fees Japan Broadcasting Corporation showcases 8K technology for arts programming Get to know more about the presented VR projects at Avant Première!
latest in VR by Arte G.E.I.E., Arte France, Arri, Berliner Festspiele, Bellevue Virtual Media, Brunel University London, Deep. Inc., Fraunhofer Fokus, Google Play, INVR. SPACE, Media Deals, Okio Studio All participants registered until 30 Jan will be listed in the delegates list.
See who has already registered and make sure to be listed yourself! Online registration closes 30 Jan. Why join Avant Première? See what our delegates say! See all 536 films presented by 64 companies! Get to know Bel Air Media and Naxos, France Télévisions, Francois Roussillon et Associès, Les Film Figures Libres and Telmondis at a Special Focus Reception Get to know the French production and distribution company providing the official 2017 Sujet 'La Voix Humaine' Arte invites all Avant Première participants to enjoy Mando Diao and Maximo Park live! Join our Opening events! Know what's going on! See the full programme of Avant Première 2017 - Pitching Sessions, panels, screenings, special events and much more!