CONSUMER NEWS
April 2020

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.


SPECIAL NEWS: MUSIC + DANCE IN TIMES OF COVID-19

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IMZ International Music + Media Centre

In times of closed concert halls, we bring you the latest free live streams, special deals and other initiatives that bring music + dance directly to your homes!

NEW RELEASES

DVD + Blu-Ray: Beethoven Project - A Ballet by John Neumeier

C Major Entertainment

“A choreographic poem inspired by Beethoven’s music, and perhaps by Beethoven himself.” John Neumeier

Blu-Ray: Fantasymphony - Danish National Symphony Orchestra

EuroArts Music International

The Danish National Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Christian Schumann, play the best music from beloved fantasy movies and TV shows.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Henry Purcell: King Arthur at Staatsoper Berlin

NAXOS Audiovisual Division

Henry Purcell's “dramatick opera” King Arthur staged by Sven-Eric Bechtolf and performed by Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin under the baton of René Jacobs.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Idomeneo from Teatro Real

Opus Arte

Robert Carsen’s “politically poetic staging” (Opera News), set in present-day Crete, features a first-rate cast.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Janáček: From the House of the Dead

Bel Air Media

(Re)discover Leoš Janáček's last masterpiece in a new production by Frank Castorf for the Bayerische Staatsoper, conducted by Simone Young.

DVD + Blu-Ray: New on DVD + Blu-Ray: Euryanthe

VBW International

Carl Maria von Webers opera EURYANTHE recorded at Theater an der Wien

DVD + Blu-Ray: Offenbach: Les Contes d’Hoffmann from Amsterdam

C Major Entertainment

“Spectacular” (Trouw), “This production effortlessly fascinates from start to finish” (Theaterkrant), “Unanimous applause for all!” (NMZ).

DVD: Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress / Taking Risks

Accentus Music

An insider’s look at Barbara Hannigan’s first opera production as a conductor is now available on double DVD.

LIVE STREAMS + VOD

A daily opera rendezvous on ARTE Concert

ARTE G.E.I.E.

Starting on Monday, 30 March, ARTE Concert offers a daily opera rendezvous with production from opera houses all over Europe.

Berlin Artists@Berlin Live

ARTE Deutschland TV

Enjoy live music from SchwuZ Neukölln on ARTE Concert today + tomorrow at 21:00!

Czech Philharmonic Lends a Hand

Czech Television

Watch the benefit concert from Prague's Rudolfinum in support of the medical professionals persevering in their efforts to treat patients with COVID-19 at four Czech hospitals. Directed by Michael Beyer.

Fidelio from Theater an der Wien on fidelio

fidelio

A new production of Fidelio staged by Christoph Waltz is now on demand on fidelio.

Gewandhaus Concert Streams Thursdays and Fridays

Accentus Music

Streams of Accentus Music productions from the past 10 years available in Germany for free on the Gewandhausorchester website.

Hope@Home – ARTE Concert shows daily livestream concerts of Daniel Hope

ARTE Deutschland TV

Daily at 18:00 and all throughout April: Daily living room concerts of violinist David Hope will be available livestreams on ARTE Concert, their Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Opera and ballet at home - Opernhaus Zürich

Accentus Music

Accentus Music and the Opernhaus Zürich offer free streams within Switzerland of Accentus Music ballet and opera productions on the opera house's website.

PARS Media + NAXOS present Live Concerts from Schinkel Pavillon

NAXOS Audiovisual Division

Over the coming weeks, every Friday + Monday at 20:30 a concert will be recorded and live streamed via the VOD platform takt1 and on Naxos’ Youtube channel.

SPECIAL DEALS

fidelio's yearly subscription now €50 off!

fidelio

Stream unlimited classical music for just €99 instead of €149!

International Arts Manager: 3 months for free!

International Arts Manager

There has never been a more important time for accurate, regular and reliable news. That's why IAM is free for everyone for the next three months!

BEETHOVEN 2020

Beethoven 2020

EuroArts Music International

Celebrate Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th birthday, with our collection of the best Beethoven concerts!

Beethoven Unlimited - The entire opus on ARTE

ARTE G.E.I.E.

ARTE Concert celebrates Beethoven 2020 throughout the year: All opus works performed by outstanding musicians past and present on arte.tv/beethoven.

Digitale Kunsthalle presents Beethoven exhibition

Beethoven Jubiläums Gesellschaft

The digital show “BEETHOVEN. Welt.Bürger.Musik” of the Bundeskunsthalle Bonn provides a lively insight into the nature and work of Ludwig van Beethoven.

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