May 2019

Your monthly update on performing arts releases, live streams, previews and specials - directly from the producers. Brought to you by the IMZ International Music + Media Centre, the international business network supporting performing arts through audiovisual media.


DVD: 150 Years Wiener Staatsoper | Great Opera Evenings

Arthaus Musik

Limited Edition – Experience four decades of opera history from the Wiener Staatsoper on 11 DVDs.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Andris Nelsons & Wiener Philharmoniker

C Major Entertainment

Andris Nelsons conducts the Wiener Philharmoniker at the Salzburg Festival - “Standing ovation”! (Kurier)

DVD + Blu-Ray + 4K/UHD: Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz

C Major Entertainment

Axel Köhler’s production of Der Freischütz at the Dresden State Opera was described by Die Presse as “a minor miracle in Dresden”.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Chailly, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Ravel

Accentus Music

Riccardo Chailly and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra opened the Lucerne Festival 2018 with a programme presenting Maurice Ravel’s greatest masterpieces.

CD: Concert-Centenaire 3-CD box set

Accentus Music

In May 2019, Accentus Music releases the Concert-Centenaire CD series in a 3-CD box set.

DVD + Blu-Ray: La Fresque / Ballet Preljocaj

NAXOS Audiovisual Division

The spectacular ballet La Fresque (‘The Painting on the Wall’) from one of the France’s leading contemporary choreographers, Angelin Preljocaj.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Leonard Bernstein - Young People’s Concert Vol III

C Major Entertainment

Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts left their mark on television history, now for the first time available with German, Italian, Japanese and Korean subtitles.

DVD: Modern Jazz Quartet Live

EuroArts Music International

This DVD set includes three exclusive live performances.

DVD: Thelonious Monk Quartet Live

EuroArts Music International

Absolutely captivating, intimate concert of Jazz legend Thelonious Monk.


Heiner Goebbels Black on White

Arthaus Musik

A musical play with the Ensemble Modern by Heiner Goebbels who has a genius for creating truly theatrical musical events.


New content from the Vienna State Opera

fidelio / Klassik Digital Vertriebs-GmbH

Numerous legendary productions from the Vienna State Opera will be available on demand in fidelio’s collection.

New on takt1: “Messa da Requiem” with Currentzis


Teodor Currentzis and his furious ensemble MusicAeterna with Verdi’s “Requiem” at the venue of the premiere: the Chiesa di San Marco in Milan.


Live on Fidelio: 150 years Wiener Staatsoper

fidelio / Klassik Digital Vertriebs-GmbH

The Vienna State Opera turns 150 and it will become a celebration for everyone. Watch this exquisite Jubilee Concert live on fidelio.

Live on Fidelio: Festival of Joy

fidelio / Klassik Digital Vertriebs-GmbH

The Mauthausen Committee presents the Festival of Joy – a concert of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra in memory of the National Socialist terrors.

Live on Fidelio: “Il Barbiere di Sivigila”

fidelio / Klassik Digital Vertriebs-GmbH

Opera buffa at its best: Enjoy the "Il barbiere di Siviglia" livestream from the Vienna State Opera with Juan Diego Flórez and conductor Evelino Pidò.

Live on takt1: Haydn’s “The Creation” & Antonini


Giovanni Antonini and Il Giardino Armonico take on Haydn’s monumental “Creation” – LIVE at the Vienna Konzerthaus.

Live on takt1: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra


Franz Welser-Möst and the Vienna Philharmonic with Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand” – Live from the Vienna Konzerthaus.

“Taking Risks” – TV Premiere

Accentus Music

On 18 May 2019 at 21:40, the Accentus film “Barbara Hannigan – Taking Risks” will premiere on 3sat (“Barbara Hannigan - Ein Opernstar auf neuen Wegen”)


50% off on all fidelio subscriptions!

fidelio / Klassik Digital Vertriebs-GmbH

Enjoy 50% discount on all fidelio subscriptions and gift vouchers in May 2019.

Screening at FREI fest at Hinterland in Vienna, Austria

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The IMZ is happy to contribute programming to the FREI fest, an event hosted by Hinterland in Vienna/Austria, celebrating and reflecting upon the concept of freedom.


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