April 2020

The monthly update on business news for professionals in the performing arts and audiovisual industries:
posting new productions, industry previews, calls, deadlines or job ads while connecting coproduction partners, vendors and buyers. Brought to you by the IMZ International Music + Media Centre, the international business network supporting performing arts through audiovisual media.


Let's stay connected!

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The IMZ presents an overview of measures to support IMZ Members in times of uncertainty in order to increase connectivity in the performing arts film network.

Special News: Music + Dance in Times of Covid-19

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

In times of closed concert halls, we bring you the latest live streams and other initiatives by IMZ Members that bring music + dance directly to your homes!

Thank you for a fantastic edition of Avant Première!

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

From 22-26 February 2020, the international cultural film industry met in Berlin to make business, see new + old friends and get inspired!

This was the IMZ Academy Session on digital projects in opera + ballet

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

This online session “What does ‘good’ look like for digital projects in the Performing Arts?” examined the crucial relationship between technological + creative innovation.


Beethoven Reloaded - Ready for Delivery

Accentus Music

Accentus Music has completed post-production of its Beethoven film. Online screener available.

Die Walküre from the Royal Opera House

Opus Arte

Keith Warner’s iconic production sets the stage for Wagner’s epic tale of family and power.

Frühlingsstürme (Spring Storms)

NAXOS Audiovisual Division

The “last operetta of the Weimar Republic” returns!

Isabelle Faust plays Bach in Leipzig

Accentus Music

The violinist played Bach's Sonata No. 2 and Partita No. 3 for Solo Violin at Leipzig's empty St. Thomas Church. Still available on Arte Concert.

Quarantine with Quarantunes: João Gilberto

EuroArts Music International

Get in the mood for Brazilian tunes and play music for the soul! For the first time available for TV broadcast: João Gilberto - Live recorded in Tokyo.

Queen Victoria by Cathy Marston

Opus Arte

A beautiful new narrative ballet marking 200 years since Queen Victoria's birth, created by Cathy Marston.

Top Secret: A concert on a special mission...

EuroArts Music International

With original music from the best spy and detective movies and TV shows in full classical orchestration.

Written on Water

NAXOS Audiovisual Division

Written on Water is a film by director/choreographer Pontus Lidberg, featuring Aurélie Dupont, with Leslie Caron, Stina Ekblad and Alexander Jones.


International Arts Manager: 3 months for free!

International Arts Manager

There has never been a more important time for accurate, regular and reliable news. That's why IAM is free for everyone for the next three months!

Stream premium classical music for free with Idagio


As an exclusive benefit, IMZ Members get 30 days of free access to IDAGIO Premium+ and its 2 million tracks. No strings attached!


Nominees for FEDORA Digital Prize 2020 announced

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The four most innovative digital opera + ballet projects have been selected and will engage in a crowdfunding campaign throughout the summer. Learn all about them here!

Weill's Street Scene nominated for IOA

Bel Air Media

The recording of “Street Scene”, from Teatro Real Madrid, is nominated for “Best Opera Recording” at the International Opera Awards.


SF Dance Film Festival Call for Submissions

San Francisco Dance Film Festival

SF Dance Film Festival is searching for dance-focused films and announces a new festival structure, including the spring Live Performance Capture Festival.

Sunny Side of the Doc rolls out online pitches

Sunny Side of the Doc

The 2020 edition will include online pitches and a new submission fee of 90€ in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Submit your documentary works by 16 April!


Beethoven Unlimited – The entire opus on ARTE


ARTE Concert celebrates Beethoven 2020 throughout the year: All opus works performed by outstanding musicians past and present

Beethoven’s Ninth – A Symphony for the World

C Major Entertainment

The Ninth is perhaps the most performed and most dazzling symphony of all time. A masterpiece of incredible beauty. What is its secret?

Digitale Kunsthalle presents Beethoven exhibition

Beethoven Jubiläums Gesellschaft

The digital show “BEETHOVEN. Welt.Bürger.Musik” of the Bundeskunsthalle Bonn provides a lively insight into the nature and work of Ludwig van Beethoven.

Fidelio staged by Christoph Waltz

C Major Entertainment

None other than Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz has been engaged for the stage direction of the new production of Fidelio from the Theater an der Wien.

Rattle conducts Christ on the Mount of Olives

C Major Entertainment

Christ on the Mount of Olives is a rarely heard masterpiece and Beethoven’s only oratorio.


a survey on the impact of Covid-19 on the music sector

IMC – International Music Council

Fill in this quick survey to help the IMC International Music Council in gaining insights into the impact of Covid-19 on the music sector!

EOS Films TV says “Thank you IMZ”!

Eos Films TV

Thank you for the best professional experience!


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