CONSUMER NEWS
May 2018

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.


NEW RELEASES

DVD + Blu-Ray: An Argentinian Evening at the Teatro Colón

EuroArts Music International

Enjoy an evening of Argentinian tango rhythms with Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at the Teatro Colón.

DVD: Bach: Goldberg Variations – Zhu Xiao-Mei

Accentus Music

Including the documentary “The Return is the Movement of Tao – Zhu Xiao‐Mei and the Goldberg Variations” by Michel Mollard.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Benvenuto Cellini / Dutch National Opera

NAXOS Audiovisual Division

Hector Berlioz’s stylishly colourful opera Benvenuto Cellini directed by Terry Gilliam.

CD: Claudio Abbado and the Berliner Philharmoniker

Berlin Phil Media

Claudio Abbado’s last concert with the Berliner Philharmoniker is now available on CD/SACD. In May, a limited vinyl edition of the recording will follow.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Il Vologeso / Oper Stuttgart

NAXOS Audiovisual Division

Highly esteemed opera directors Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito have revived Niccolò Jommelli's Il Vologeso with exciting staging at the Stuttgart Opera.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Mendelssohn / Tchaikovsky

Accentus Music

Riccardo Chailly and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra awaken the fantastical music of Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky in a riveting performance.

DVD + Blu-Ray: New Glyndebourne DVDs released in June

Glyndebourne Productions Limited

Two productions from the 2017 Glyndebourne Festival will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on 30 June 2018.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Rossini: Mosè in Egitto from Bregenz Festival

C Major Entertainment GmbH

A rarely performed masterpiece staged by Lotte de Beer, who retrieves this hidden gem of opera literature for a spectacular staging.

DVD + Blu-Ray: W.A. Mozart: Don Giovanni

C Major Entertainment GmbH

Plácido Domingo came up, as conductor with a unique Don Giovani at the Estates Theatre Prague, where the opera had its premiere 230 years ago.

STREAMINGS + LIVE TRANSMISSIONS

Evening of contemporary dance at the Paris Opera

François Roussillon et Associés

FRA Cinéma presents Thierrée / Shechter / Pérez / Pite live in cinemas.

Grand Piano Competition

The Moscow Philharmonic Society

The 2nd International competition for Young Pianists. 15 virtuosos aged 11 to 16 compete for the first prize, performing some of the greatest masterpieces.

TIME WARP 2018 @ ARTE CONCERT

klangmalerei.tv

Time Warp is a legendary Techno festival celebrating rave culture since the early 90s.

VR PRODUCTIONS

BRIGITTE & JONATHAN MEESE: MOTHER AND SON

ARTE G.E.I.E.

The first virtual reality production of Jonathan Meese and his mother Brigitte Meese is a journey into the heart of the dictatorship of art.

JERUSALEM STORIES

ARTE G.E.I.E.

The first four part fiction series in VR for ARTE360 VR. Directed by Dani Levy, a coproduction of ARTE, ZDF and the Jewish Museum in Berlin.

INTERESTING NEWS FOR CONSUMERS

Glyndebourne Festival 2018 opens 19 May

Glyndebourne Productions Limited

Glyndebourne Festival 2018 opens on 19 May with the Festival debut of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, directed by Annilese Miskimmon.

The Czech Philharmonic opens 123rd season

Czech Philharmonic

Semyon Bychkov, the Czech Philharmonic's new Chief Conductor, opens his first season with the Orchestra on 10 October with Mahler's Symphony No. 2.

BTHVN2020: THE BEETHOVEN ANNIVERSAY IN BONN

Beethoven as a Bonn Citizen

Beethoven Jubiläums Gesellschaft

BTHVN2020 is a worldwide event. But nowhere will people be as close to Beethoven as in Bonn, where an entire region will gather around its famous son.

Beethoven as a Musician

Beethoven Jubiläums Gesellschaft

Beethoven’s self-awareness made him a modern individualist. He was radical in his tireless quest for artistic renewal, a man who shunned compromises.

Beethoven as a Humanist

Beethoven Jubiläums Gesellschaft

Beethoven ardently espoused the values of the French Revolution: liberty, equality, fraternity. His attitude has lost none of its relevance today.

Beethoven as a Visionary

Beethoven Jubiläums Gesellschaft

Ludwig van Beethoven was a musical visionary whose compositions burst the bounds of the genres of his day and set new standards.

Beethoven as Nature lover

Beethoven Jubiläums Gesellschaft

Beethoven loved nature in the Romantic sense of the term. It was there that he found relaxation, solitude and inspiration.

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