New IMZ Academy: “Going Live - Challenges and Opportunities“ from 20-21 September

In response to emerging trends, the upcoming IMZ Academy edition explores how music + dance performances can best approach “going live” from strategic, editorial, artistic, practical and technological perspectives.

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In today's connected world there is a real buzz around live - from live cinema relays, livestreams of performances to Facebook Live hence many arts organisations, festivals + special events, broadcasters, media organisations and private individuals are doing it.

But why go live and what for, what are the best ways to do it, how do you reach your chosen audience and what constitutes a good live experience?

The IMZ Academy “Going Live – Challenges and Opportunities” will take place from 20-21 September in the course of the International Television Festival Golden Prague.

Expert speakers share best practice through real-life case studies and provide fresh insights for anyone interested in going live with a performing arts performance, be it a performing arts festival or institution, an event venue or a production company.

Join us and our expert speakers from 20-21 September in Prague:

Peter Maniura, IMZ Academy Director, Head of Digital Development at BBC Music
Hervé Boissière, Founder + CEO at
John Kieser, Executive Vice President + Provost at New World Symphony
Peter Stewart, Digital + Social Media Producer at BBC, Author of “The Live-Streaming Handbook”

Secure your place now and benefit from attractive Early Bird Rates and special reduction for IMZ Members!



Lisiecki & Pappano live at the Semperoper

EuroArts Music International

Jan Lisiecki, Antonio Pappano and the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden live at the Semperoper.

Bohuslav Martinů: What Men Live by (one act opera)

Czech Television

Martinů´s opera tells a story about a cobbler who is waiting for Jesus and when he does not appear the cobbler decides to help others instead.

Tosca at Salzburg Easter Festival 2018

C Major Entertainment GmbH

Superstar Anja Harteros excels in the title role of Michael Sturminger’s cinematic staging of Puccini’s Tosca, the centrepiece of Salzburg Easter Festival.

Award recognition for Brett Dean’s Hamlet

Glyndebourne Productions Limited

Brett Dean’s Hamlet, which had its world premiere at Glyndebourne Festival 2017, won World Premiere of the Year at the 2018 International Opera Awards.


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