August 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.


DVD + Blu-Ray: 100 Anniversary Edition Salzburg Festival

C Major Entertainment

100 Anniversary Edition Salzburg Festival – 10 outstanding productions recorded 2008-2019.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Bernard Haitink – Farewell Concert at Salzburg

C Major Entertainment

“No more Bruckner under Haitink, that’s a cut in the history of interpretation.” – Wiener Zeitung.

DVD: Don Pasquale starring Edita Gruberova

NAXOS Audiovisual Division

Donizetti’s Don Pasquale by the Vienna State Opera on tour through Austria (1977) featuring Edita Gruberova and Luigi Alva at the height of their powers.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Handel/Mozart: Der Messias staged by Robert Wilson

C Major Entertainment

“Stunningly beautiful” (BR Klassik), “A stellar moment for the music” (, “Timelessly beautiful” (Süddeutsche Zeitung).

DVD: Itzhak Perlman Anniversary Box

EuroArts Music International

In celebration of Perlman’s 75th birthday this 6 DVD box set highlights important landmarks in his career with both the Berliner Philharmoniker and the IPO.

DVD: Leaving Home, Coming Home: Robert Frank


A portrait that captures the life and art of one of the most significant and uncompromising artists of the 20th century.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Plácido Domingo Gala – 50 Years at Arena di Verona

C Major Entertainment

To mark the anniversary, Domingo presents a programme entirely dedicated to Verdi, performing three of his most complex and majestic baritone roles.

DVD: What to do with all this love

Accentus Music

“A deeply human film – full of warmth and tenderness.” (Deutscher Kamerapreis) – Now available on DVD and as Video on Demand.


10% early bird discount

Berlin Phil Media GmbH

10% early bird discount for the 2020/21 season. Now in the Digital Concert Hall!

Elfi and August storming the Opera Stage

August Schram

MeTube III: August sings “Una furtiva lagrima” premieres on 20 August at the Film Festival at Vienna Rathausplatz 2020. The web release will be on 21 August.


100 Years of the Salzburg Festival on ARTE


2020: ARTE is celebrating 100 years of the Salzburg Festival: In addition to the anniversary highlights on TV, ARTE Concert is offering one online stream per day.

Moscow Philharmonic resumes live streams!

The Moscow Philharmonic Society (on hold)

2020: Dear music lovers, on 7 August, the Moscow Philharmonic opens the doors of the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall and resumes live streams.

Salzburg Festival 2020 on fidelio!


2020: Stream this year’s Salzburg Festival LIVE on fidelio – DAILY!

Live on takt1: Haydn’s Seasons, Schloss Esterházy


8 2020: Haydn’s oratorio “The Seasons” live from a historic venue: The Haydn-Saal from Schloss Esterházy, where the maestro himself lived and worked.

Lucerne Festival live on ARTE Concert


14 2020: On 14 and 15 August, ARTE Concert will broadcast two concerts live from the Lucerne Festival, including Beethoven’s 2nd and 3rd Symphony.


VBW-productions at the Film Festival at Vienna Rathausplatz 2020

VBW International GmbH

2020: FIDELIO and I AM FROM AUSTRIA: two Vereinigte Bühnen Wien-productions are on the schedule for August/September 2020.

Festival cities in crisis

Accentus Music

1 2020: A documentary about the festival cities Bayreuth and Salzburg and their different ways of dealing with the Corona pandemic on 3sat, 1 August 2020 at 19:20.

Herbert Blomstedt and Martha Argerich in Lucerne

Accentus Music

16 2020: The debut of Herbert Blomstedt with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra to be streamed live on Arte Concert on 14/15 August and broadcast on Arte TV on 16 August.


DVD + Blu-Ray: Chailly, Matsuev and the LFO play Rachmaninoff

Accentus Music

Just in time for the adapted 2020 edition, the Opening Concert of the 2019 Lucerne Festival with works by Rachmaninoff is now available on DVD and Blu-ray.

W.A. Mozart | Le Nozze di Figaro


A fantastic new production of Mozart’s hectic and bubbly story of Figaro’s wedding party featuring Christiane Karg giving her debut at DNO in 2016.


Anton Bruckner – The Making of a Giant


The first in-depth documentary about the Anton Bruckner will reach cinemas in July 2020.

IMZ project won the “Creatives for Vienna” call. Now you can vote for it too!

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The IMZ’s digitalisation project – “IMZ Online Services” [working title] – is among the best selected ideas in the “Creatives for Vienna” call. Now there is a public voting everyone can participate in by one simple click.


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