CONSUMER NEWS
December 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.


NEW RELEASES

DVD + Blu-Ray: Beethoven: Fidelio - staged by Christoph Waltz

C Major Entertainment

None other than Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz has been engaged for the stage direction of the new production of Fidelio from the Theater an der Wien.

CD + DVD: Carmen

Arthaus Musik

The latest Carmen on the market recorded in 2018, featuring Claude Eichenberger in the title role.

DVD: Conductors – Bernard Haitink - Retrospective

EuroArts Music International

We continue our conductors’ retrospective series with Bernard Haitink who bowed before his audience for the final time on 6 September 2019.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Ludwig van Beethoven: Leonore / Opera Lafayette

NAXOS Audiovisual Division

An early version of latest Beethoven’s Fidelio, Leonore (1805) staged by Opera Lafayette’s artistic director Ryan Brown to mark the anniversary year.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Minkus: La Bayadère

Bel Air Media

Nacho Duato reinvents this iconic ballet, where classical dance meets the exoticism of the Maharajas’ India, for the Mikhailovsky Ballet.

Blu-Ray: Quasthoff sings Mahler

Arthaus Musik

One of the last productions featuring Thomas Quasthoff performing classical repertoire.

DVD: The Alexander Kalioujny Class

Bel Air Media

A dance lesson at the Ballet School of the Paris Opera in the style of Alexander Kalioujny, taught by Danseurs Étoiles Elisabeth Platel and Charles Jude.

PRODUCTIONS SOON ON THE MARKET

DVD + Blu-Ray: Handel: Semele – Monteverdi Choir / John Gardiner

EuroArts Music International

Händel’s sexiest opera!

LIVE STREAMS + VIDEO ON DEMAND NEWS

450 Years Staatskapelle Berlin

fidelio

fidelio celebrates 450 years Staatskapelle Berlin.

From Staatsoper Unter den Linden: Lohengrin

ARTE G.E.I.E.

Richard Wagner's “Lohengrin” live from Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin on Sunday, 13 December on arte.tv/opera.

Live from the Opernhaus Zürich: Simon Boccanegra

ARTE G.E.I.E.

High technology allows the opera house of Zurich to present Simon Boccanegra with a full orchestra and chorus, despite the pandemic.

New on takt1: Orozco-Estrada's Inaugural Concert

takt1

Music from Metselaar, Korngold & Strauss: Andrés Orozco-Estrada's inaugural concert as the new chief conductor of the Vienna Symphony.

Pannonian Christmas Gala

fidelio

LIVE on fidelio: the Pannonian Christmas Gala from the Esterhazy Castle

“Le Nozze di Figaro” live from Theater an der Wien

VBW International

Theater an der Wien production “Le Nozze di Figaro” directed by Alfred Dorfer is now available on the streaming plattform fidelio!

AWARDS + CHRISTMAS SPECIALS

365 days fidelio for just €99 instead of €149!

fidelio

Purchase a fidelio annual subscrition now and you might win 2 tickets for the New Year's Concert 2021!

SF Dance Film Festival Announces Award Winners

San Francisco Dance Film Festival

SF Dance Film Festival is pleased to announce the award-winning films from its 2020 festival, selected by an independent jury.

BEETHOVEN 2020

Happy Birthday Ludwig van Beethoven!

ARTE G.E.I.E.

Throughout December + especially on 17 December, ARTE Concert celebrates Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th birthday.

Ludwig trap Beethoven

RSI – Radiotelevisione Svizzera

Ludwig vs. Karl; uncle vs. nephew; old generation vs. teenager; classical music vs. trap music. 10 snapshots of life + art from a timeless family.

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