INDUSTRY NEWS
February 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 NEWS

New programme highlights

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Avant Première brings you valuable business opportunities, contacts to key market players and latest innovations in the international music + dance film industry. Also, there's plenty of time to catch up with friends and artists! Check out the full programme!

One-on-One Expert Sessions

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

We have extended Avant Première’s highly demanded speed-dating format with more slots and fields of expertise. Learn how to book an One-on-One expert session with international industry professionals!

GET INVOLVED – LOOKING FOR COPRODUCTION

Michael Volle - Master Singer

Syquali Crossmedia

In this intimate backstage portrait the opera singer Michael Volle tells us about his journey that has led to the world's great opera stages.

William Christie, a tireless promoter of baroque

François Roussillon et Associés

On the occasion of his return to the Opéra Comique to conduct “Titon et l'Auro”, a documentary looks back on his remarkable baroque odyssey.

PRODUCTIONS IN THE MAKING

Documentary “The Radio Orchestra” in pre-production

Accentus Music

Accentus Music prepares to shoot the first comprehensive documentary exploring the generational history of radio orchestras.

Donizetti Linda di Chamounix

Dynamic

New production of Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Jessica Pratt leads an all star cast.

G.F. Handel Rinaldo

Dynamic

Federico Maria Sardelli conducts a lavish 1985 Pier Luigi Pizzi production at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

Swan Lake: a new choreography by Angelin Preljocaj

Auditorium Films

Based on Tchaikovsky’s music mixed with contemporary arrangements, Angelin Preljocaj takes hold of the myth of the swan dancer.

NEW PRODUCTIONS

Alban Berg's Wozzeck

Clasart Classic

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts William Kentridge’s new production of Alban Berg’s expressionistic masterpiece Wozzeck.

Alfano Risurrezione

Dynamic

World Premiere Recording of Alfano's masterpiece from Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

Alla Zingara

ORF-Enterprise

Alla Zingara tells the story of music’s groundbreaking and uplifting power of the Budapest Gypsy Symphony Orchestra and its extraordinary musicians.

And We Danced

ABC Commercial

ABC Commercial has announced a first look at the new series And We Danced (HD 3x 60’), which traces the extraordinary history of The Australian Ballet

Bernard Haitink - The Enigmatic Maestro

Poorhouse International

John Bridcut´s documentary observes one of the best loved conductors at work as he prepared his final concert before he retires at the age of 90.

Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra

ABC Commercial

Energetic, risk-taking, urban, hip — Australia’s unique modern dance company celebrates its 30th anniversary.

George Frederick Handel’s AGRIPPINA

Clasart Classic

Handel’s comedy is presented in David McVicar’s thought-provoking new staging set in the modern day.

Gounod's Faust with Fabiano and Schrott

Opus Arte

Gounod’s masterpiece Faust is given the grandest of Royal Opera staging in David McVicar’s richly layered and theatrically exuberant production.

Krystian Zimerman - Beethoven Piano Concertos

C Major Entertainment

Krystian Zimerman and Simon Rattle have reunited to record Beethoven’s Complete Piano Concertos with the London Symphony Orchestra in one marathon concert.

Marquee TV and OperaGlass Works: Turn of the Screw

Marquee.TV

This exclusive production of Britten's spine-chilling opera is available to stream now on Marquee TV.

Met stars live in concert

Clasart Classic

The Met presents a recital series featuring some of opera’s biggest stars performing in striking locations across Europe and the U.S.

Mozartwoche 2021 goes digital

Unitel

With no audience allowed the Salzburg Mozartwoche went digital and offered a fine line up of 10 concerts - all recorded in UHD.

On-demand concerts from Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Overtone Films

Hilan Warshaw of Overtone Films is now video director at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, directing acclaimed weekly on-demand multi-camera video concerts.

Orphée et Euridice from the Opernhaus Zürich

Accentus Music

Accentus produces Gluck's opera in the new staging by Christoph Marthaler – Livestream on 14 February 2021.

Panoptikum - new dance production of Czech TV

Czech Television

Live broadcast of an award-winning performance by the renowned ensemble Lenka Vagnerova & Company. Another instalment in ČTart’s cycle "Live Theater".

Pastorale.SOAP

ORF-Enterprise

Styriarte resumes the interrupted Beethoven year 2020 - with the master's most cheerful symphony, the “Pastorale”.

Philip Glass’ “Akhnaten”

Clasart Classic

Clasart Classic presents Philip Glass’ modern masterpiece in Phelim McDermott’s spellbinding production.

Puccini: Tosca - Anna Netrebko

C Major Entertainment

Anna Netrebko as Tosca in Vienna: fan-tastic! (Kurier)

Silêncio - Voices of Lisbon

Auditorium Films

Silêncio – Voices of Lisbon is a documentary relating the determination of Fado musicians to keep their art alive in the rapidly changing city of Lisbon

Spectrum Concerts Berlin perform Shostakovich

NAXOS Audiovisual Division

Jens Peter Maintz and Eldar Nebolsin live from MetaHaus Berlin.

The Bowmaker's Wood

ORF-Enterprise

Bow makers continue ancient traditions, but will they be soon among the last masters of their craft?

The Gershwins’ “Porgy and Bess”

Clasart Classic

This gripping new production of the Gershwins’ famed American opera features Eric Owens and Angel Blue in the title roles.

The Gypsy Baron - Vienna Volksoper

ORF-Enterprise

“The Gypsy Baron” returned to the Vienna Volksoper in a version by the director and playwright Peter Lund.

The Twilight of Dreams

Unitel

The Teatro Massimo has found an answer what to do when no audience is allowed and the original production can't be presented!

Three Dances

ORF-Enterprise

Three Dances is a documentary about three generations of ballet dancer boys studying classical ballet at the Hungarian Dance Academy.

Two by Vlastimil Šimůnek: Janáček & Dvořak

Poorhouse International

Two films directed by Vlastimil Šimůnek: a comprehensive portrait of Leoš Janáček and a documentary about Antonín Dvořak narrated by his grandson.

Verdi's Messa da Requiem

Dynamic

Parma's Festival “Verdi” dedicates this sharp + touching performance to all the Covid-19 victims. Roberto Abbado conducts the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini.

VPO with Cecilia Bartoli & Daniel Barenboim

Unitel

A Mozart anniversary concert for the history books!

Winterreise – A ballet by Christian Spuck

Accentus Music

The award-winning ballet to Hans Zender's music interpretation of the cycle will be streamed live on Arte Concert on 13 February 2021 at 19:00.

Worldpremiere: 94 new seconds by W.A.Mozart

Unitel

Rolando Villazon: 94 seconds may not be much, but when they are from Mozart it's a new cosmos!

NEWS FROM THE IMZ COMMUNITY

A new IMZ Member: Pierre Boulez Saal

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The Pierre Boulez Saal enriches the cultural life of Berlin with about 150 events per season. The classical + romantic repertoire naturally coexists with 20th century classics + contemporary music.

Key market players are retiring: best wishes from the IMZ!

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Key IMZ Members Danica Dolinar of RTV Slovenija, Tony Iffland of ABC Commercial and Markus Wicker of SRF - Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen are taking a well-deserved retirement. The IMZ wants to say thank you!

INDUSTRY NEWS + CALLS

A report on the cultural economy before + after Covid-19

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

With facts + figures, “Rebuilding Europe: the cultural and creative economy before and after Covid-19” by EY Consulting illustrates the significance of the sector and the effects of Covid-19. Read it here!

Call for Submissions for SF Dance Film Festival

San Francisco Dance Film Festival

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Announces Call for Submissions for their 12th Annual Film Festival

Enter the International Emmy® Awards Competition!

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The deadline for the 49th International Emmy Awards competition is 17 February 2021. Enter your programs in all categories now.

Golden Prague 2021

Czech Television

Save the date! Join the next Golden Prague Television Festival edition from 22-25 September 2021 in Prague.

The IMZ congratulates all ICMA Winners!

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

We sincerely congratulate all ICMA 2021 Winners for receiving such a prestigous award. The International Classical Music Awards are one of the most respected benchmarks of musical excellence.

OFFICIAL AVANT PREMIÈRE 2021 VENUE PARTNER

Advantage Austria

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

With around 100 offices in over 70 countries, Advantage Austria provides a broad range of intelligence and business development services for both Austrian companies and their international business partners.

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