October 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: Alexander Ekman: Eskapist

Bel Air Media

With the complicity of the Royal Swedish Ballet, Alexander Ekman makes dreams dance in a new surprising, lyrical and cosmic choreographical piece.

DVD + Blu-Ray: André Messager – Fortunio / Opéra Comique

NAXOS Audiovisual Division

André Messager’s comédie lyrique Fortunio staged by the famous French actor and theatre director Denis Podalydès with elegant costumes by Christian Lacroix.

Blu-Ray: Anne-Sophie Mutter, Herbert von Karajan, BPO

C Major Entertainment

For the first time available on Blu-ray is this extraordinary artistic collaboration of 3 super stars: Herbert von Karajan, Anne-Sophie Mutter and the BPO.

DVD: Beethoven 9 x 9th Symphony

EuroArts Music International

In celebration of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary, we offer a nine DVD box set featuring nine legendary performances of this masterpiece.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Carmen / Ballet / Jiří Bubeníček

NAXOS Audiovisual Division

A new classical ballet Carmen based on Mérimée’s novella and Bizet’s music created by Czech choreographer Jiří Bubeníček at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.

DVD: Conductors – Mariss Jansons – Retrospective

EuroArts Music International

The Mariss Jansons edition offers insights into the work of one of the greatest conductors of our time.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Martha Argerich & Daniel Barenboim in Salzburg

C Major Entertainment

Acclaimed by critics as an evening of superlative, Martha Argerich joins Daniel Barenboim and his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at Salzburg Festival.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Massenet: Don Quichotte from Bregenz Festival

C Major Entertainment

“The Bregenz Festival discovers a dreamlike operatic beauty full of melancholy and farewell” (Salzburger Nachrichten).


175 years Tannhäuser


Richard Wagner’s masterpiece “Tannhäuser” first premiered 175 years ago. Explore different interpretations of the opera on fidelio.

Is This The End? A pop requiem by Jean-Luc Fafchamps


Belgian composer Jean-Luc Fafchamps opens the new season at the La Monnaie opera house in Brussels with his “pop requiem” Is This The End?

Long Live Leonard Bernstein


Bernstein’s most iconic performances throughout music history on fidelio.

LPO partners with Marquee TV – Autumn 2020 Season

Marquee TV

The London Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Royal Festival Hall and announces Marquee TV as their on-demand partner for the Autumn 2020 Season.

Marquee TV partners with the Cheltenham Festivals

Marquee TV

Marquee TV partners with Cheltenham Literature Festival, the oldest literature festival in the world, as they combine in-person and digital events.


Ghost Light by John Neumeier – Baden Baden


10 OCT 2020: “Ghost Light” – a ballet in times of corona by John Neumeier | livestream from the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden.

Live on fidelio: Christine Lavant Prize


11 OCT 2020: Christine Lavant Prize 2020 on 11 October live from the RadioKulturhaus.

ARTE Opera: Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle live


11 OCT 2020: Continuation of the ARTE Opera Season 2020/21 with Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle, streamed live from the Wexford Festival Opera on 11 October at 20:00 (CET).

Ana de la Vega and the flute

3B-Produktion GmbH

1 NOV 2020: From a farm in Australia to the concert stages of the world – Ana de la Vega and the flute.


Bruckner – The Symphonies · The Story · The Film


The most spectacular and ambitious cycle of the Bruckner’s symphonies for the first time on 6 DVDs as well as 4 Blu-rays.

Magic Moments of Music

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Netrebko, Villazón and Karajan: Two more episodes of the Magic Moments of Music series are successfully completed.


Screening at hinterland galerie in Vienna – Hospitality at the Krongarten with film + music

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Hinterland galerie is hosting a special event from 17 Sept - 24 Oct 2020 devoted to the topic of HOSPITALITY. On 2 October in cooperation with the IMZ and this human world – International Human Rights Film Festival, there was an open-air screening of 5 films.

SF Dance Film Festival Announces Special Events

San Francisco Dance Film Festival

Dance Film SF announces its complete lineup of films and virtual programming for the San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF) taking place from 18-25 October.


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