January 2021

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.


Avant Première 2021 takes place online

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

We have kept our commitment to make Avant Première Music + Media Market Vienna 2021 happen: Considering the current situation, we present you an online-exclusive event.

Register for Avant Première 2021 directly on b2match

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Starting today, you can get your Online Festival Pass + make your payment directly on b2match in 5 easy steps!


This was the IMZ Academy R&D Session on Digital Innovation for Opera + Ballet

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

This online IMZ Academy Research & Development Session "Beyond the stage - best practice in digital innovation for opera + ballet" explored possibilities of Digital Creative Projects in the Performing Arts.

This was the IMZ Year 2020

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Learn about all IMZ activities, events and initiatives for the performing arts film industry in the IMZ Activity Report 2020! Browse through all our multi-faceted activities + projects at one glance!


Der Freischütz - Hunters Bride

Syquali Crossmedia

For the Filmopera licenses contact us to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the original Freischütz premiere on 18 June 1821.


Around the world with a Stradivarius

Bel Air Media

In 2019 the cellist Camille Thomas is invited by the Nippon Music Foundation to receive and play an 18th century Stradivarius for the whole year.

Brahms Requiem at Opernhaus Zürich

Accentus Music

This spatially experimental performance in an empty hall marks Gianandrea Noseda's premiere as music director of the Opernhaus Zürich.

Documentary film Rock Chicks in pre-production

Accentus Music

The new documentary project, coproduced by ZDF/Arte & supported by two German media subsidies, is in pre-production, filming slated to start in spring.

The lied - a journey’s tale

Bel Air Media

What is the German Lied? The German Lied really came into being in 1814, when Schubert set Goethe's Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel to music.


A private concert at Martha Argerich’s

Bel Air Media

In Geneva, the city where she spent the most of her life, Martha Argerich invites the cellist Mischa Maisky to play in private chamber music.

ABC Commercial sees increased demand for arts cont

ABC Commercial

We’ve seen an incredible demand from audiences looking to satisfy their love of theatre and the arts.

Brad Mehldau plays The Beatles

Auditorium Films

Get ready to hum to the addictive tunes of Lennon and McCartney!

Concert film trilogy with Robin Ticciati & DSO

sounding images

Live stream from Berlin’s techno club Sisyphos, a church filled with sculptures, and the great outdoors – with Robin Ticciati and DSO Berlin.

Fatoumata Diawara at Jazz à la Villette

Auditorium Films

Malian singer, author and composer Fatoumata Diawara radiates a communicative energy on stage.

Mozart's own violin

Bernhard Fleischer Moving Images

Christoph Koncz brings Mozart's violin back to life: together with Les Musiciens du Louvre, the esteemed violinist plays the violin concerti No. 4 + No. 5.

Neuwirth, Orlando "First performance of the year“


Recording of the much-noticed world premiere at the Wiener Staatsoper.

Quinte et sens - Symhpony for the Elements


A new approach to classical music, filmed in UHD inside and outside the Philharmonie de Paris, highly aesthetic and fascinating.

Rameau's Platée from the Theater an der Wien


An ingenious bow by Robert Carsen to the German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. A true gem from the Theater’s vast repertoire now available in UHD.

Richard Galliano in three ways…

Auditorium Films

To celebrate the 50 years of Accordionist and Composer Richard Galliano, we present 3 concerts with special guests.

Ron Carter “New Foursight Quartet”

Auditorium Films

A declaration of love to Miles Davis...

Simon Boccanegra - postproduction completed

Accentus Music

The 4K HDR production of the much-lauded premiere of Andreas Homoki's staging with Christian Gerhaher in the title role is now available for licensing.

Sound of Winter: A Winter Journey

ORF-Enterprise GmbH & Co KG

The production combines the wonderful music of Franz Schubert with the magical landscape of the Hohe Tauern National Park.

Vienna Phil / Thielemann: Bruckner 3 at Musikverein


The First Bruckner Cycle with Christian Thielemann and the Wiener Philharmoniker adds a very special Third Symphony.


A plethora of end-of-the-year awards!

François Roussillon et Associés

FRA prod has been awarded several prizes for DVD editions in collaboration with Naxos and the Opéra Comique.

Fedora Digital Prize 2021: Online Shortlist Announcement

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The shortlisted projects for the FEDORA Digital Prize will be up for public voting from 1 February 2021 on, with the IMZ taking part in the judging as Expert Partner.

Grammy® Award nomination for Zemlinsky's Der Zwerg

NAXOS Audiovisual Division

Naxos' production of Zemlinsky's Der Zwerg from Deutsche Oper Berlin is nominated for a GRAMMY® Award in the category Best Opera Recording, Classical.


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