May 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.


100 years of Salzburg Festival


The new ServusTV-documentary “The whole city is a stage” portrays the unique Festival.

Apollo and Daphne

ORF-Enterprise GmbH & Co KG

Alfredo Bernardini and his ensemble Zefiro present a cascade of original sounds brimming with Italianità.

Cameron Carpenter’s Easter Concert at Konzerthaus

3B-Produktion GmbH

A corona-empty concert hall meets Cameron Carpenter and his International Touring Organ. Cameron Carpenter’s Easter Concert on until 12 May.

Cendrillon – the enchanting Cinderella

Opus Arte

Massenet’s sparkling Cinderella looks back to Charles Perrault’s original story in all its richness and ambiguity.

Die Zauberflöte from Barbe & Doucet

Opus Arte

Die Zauberflöte is one of Mozart’s most enchanting works, a fairytale that uses familiar archetypes to ask provocative questions, about religion and love.

From Schein to Bach – amarcordplus

Accentus Music

Ensemble amarcord and three guest singers presented a cappella music bei Schein, Schütz, Bach and others in empty St. Thomas Church Leipzig.

Hauser: Alone, Together – From Arena Pula

C Major Entertainment

A special performance event from his home country of Croatia. Performing solo at the iconic Arena Pula without a live audience.

J. S. Bach: The Brandenburg Concertos

ORF-Enterprise GmbH & Co KG

Stefan Gottfried unearths classical symbolism amongst these treasures as he reinterprets the Brandenburgs with the glorious sound of the Concentus Musicus.

Live from Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin

NAXOS Audiovisual Division

PARS Media and NAXOS present Live Concerts filmed at Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin.

The Land of Smiles – Mörbisch Festival

ORF-Enterprise GmbH & Co KG

Experience the touching love story between Lisa and the Chinese prince Sou-Chong who are governed by different cultures and social conventions.

The Magic Flute – St. Margarethen Open Air Opera

ORF-Enterprise GmbH & Co KG

Max Simonischek makes his opera debut as Papageno in this performance of Mozart’s “Magic Flute”.

The Mother, with dance superstar Natalia Osipova

Opus Arte

The Mother is a powerful, narrative dance production choreographed and directed by Arthur Pita – a master storyteller.

The Music Critic with John Malkovich

Only Hands Small

Most evil music critiques written about some of the greatest works of music are narrated by John Malkovich, followed by the performance of the works.

The Tales of Hoffmann – Oper Klosterneuburg

ORF-Enterprise GmbH & Co KG

Offenbach’s only opera, a jewel of German melancholy and French esprit, became a world hit.

To fill in a gap in musical history!

EuroArts Music International

The miniseries “She composes like a man” is now available for TV distribution.


NAXOS Audiovisual Division

Violanta is Korngold’s second opera, that the composer wrote in 1914, at the age of 17.


Ana de la Vega and the flute

3B-Produktion GmbH

From a farm in Australia to the concert stages of the world – Ana de la Vega and the flute.

Mozart y Mambo

3B-Produktion GmbH

Mozart y Mambo – Sarah Willis merging classical music from Europe with traditional Cuban rhythms like Mambo, Salsa, Rumba and Son.


Golden Prague Festival - Call for Entries!

Czech Television

57th Golden Prague Festival invites filmmakers, directors, producers, distributors and broadcasters to submit their new films dedicated to music, dance or theatre for the internationally recognised competition.

Join the Connected Edition of Sunny Side of the Doc 2020

Sunny Side of the Doc

Sunny Side of the Doc invents the Connected Edition to help sustain the creative health of the international documentary industry on June 22-25, 2020.

Live Broadcast of the Classical:NEXT Innovation Award

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

On 20 May 2020 and for the first time, Classical:NEXT will broadcast the 2020 Innovation Award online.


Digital BTHVN2020 Projects

Beethoven Jubiläums Gesellschaft

The coronavirus affects many events planned for the Beethoven anniversary year 2020. Some project partners and organisers now offer digital possibilities.

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trios


In honour of Beethoven’s 250th birthday, Daniel Baremboim, Michael Baremboim and Kian Soltani perform the complete cycle of Beethoven’s piano trios.

More than 200 hours of Beethoven


Discover Unitel’s large catalogue of Beethoven’s music including the recently staged Fidelio by Christoph Waltz or the 9th Symphony under Bernstein in 8K.


ARTE Concert Invites to a Virtual Festival Summer


Since the 2020 festival season will be marked by numerous cancellations, ARTE Concert intends on inviting music lovers to a virtual festival summer.

Music From Home – powered by Music Traveler

Only Hands Small

Many musicians are left without income. Music Traveler is building “Music From Home”, where we help musicians to monetise their digital performances.

Open letters from the cultural sector to the European Commission

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

European cultural institutions published multiple joint letters to members of the EU and the European Commission, addressing the impact of COVID-19 on the cultural sector.

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