December 2021

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: Classic Der Rosenkavalier with Kiri Te Kanawa

Opus Arte

Opulent production by Oscar-winning John Schlesinger, filmed in 1985, marking the 25th anniversary of Sir Georg Solti's spectacular Covent Garden debut.

DVD: Demonstrations of the Paris Opera Ballet School

Bel Air Media

A double DVD, featuring the “Demonstrations” and a documentary, revealing the many secrets of the most famous dance school in the world!

DVD + Blu-Ray + 4K/UHD: Enchanting Linda di Chamounix


Successful performance with all-star casts and refined interpreters make Donizetti’s opera enchanting, delightful and captivating.

Blu-Ray: EUROPAKONZERT 30 Anniversary Blu-ray-Box 

EuroArts Music International

Celebrate 30 years of Europakonzert featuring 48 hours of world-class classical music on 31 Blu-ray discs.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Mondonville: Titon et l’Aurore / Opera Comique

NAXOS Audiovisual Division

Mondonville’s spectacular opéra-ballet Titon et l'Aurore, staged by the acclaimed puppeteer Basil Twist under the musical direction of William Christie.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Mozart’s magical opera brought to life!

Opus Arte

David McVicar embraces the seriousness and comedy of Mozart’s work. The audience is transported to a fantastical world through a kaleidoscopic score.

DVD: Private Concerts at Barenboim's and at Argerich's

Bel Air Media

What if chamber music returned to its traditional venue: within well-loved artists’ homes? This double programme rekindles the origins of the genre...

DVD + Blu-Ray: Rimsky-Korsakov: Sadko

Bel Air Media

A marvellous opera by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov staged by Dmitri Tcherniakov at the Bolshoi Theater of Moscow, multi-awarded at the Golden Masks.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Rossini – L’occasione fa il ladro

NAXOS Audiovisual Division

Young Rossini’s comedy of multiple confusions 'L’occasione fa il ladro' staged by the 'Rossini in Wildbad' artistic director Jochen Schönleber.


MET Opera live in HD – Eurydice

Clasart Classic

4 DEC 2021: Matthew Aucoin’s celebrated modern take on the ancient Greek myth will be presented in cinemas on December 4.

Verdi's Macbeth: Season opening of La Scala


7 DEC 2021 ON ARTE: ARTE presents the season opening of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan live on TV and on ARTE Concert.

Marquee TV premieres Starstruck by Scottish Ballet

Marquee TV

17 DEC 2021: Marquee TV in partnership with Scottish Ballet presents the world premiere of the film 'Starstruck’, Gene Kelly’s love letter to ballet.

Christmas in Vienna - Glanzlichter

ORF – Austrian Broadcasting Corporation

23 DEC 2021: ORF is opening its archives and showing the most touching programme highlights from the long success story of the Vienna Christmas Concert!

Concert: “Highlights of Classical Music 2022”

KULMAG Kulturmanagement AG

30 DEC 2021: The Academy of Music celebrates the end of the year with the stars of tomorrow.

L’Auberge du cheval blanc - Opéra de Lausanne


30 DEC 2021 ON ARTE: From 30 December on, the ARTE Opera Season presents “L’Auberge du cheval blanc“ from the Opéra de Lausanne.

New Year's Eve Concert of the Berlin Philharmonic


31 DEC 2021: ARTE presents the New Year's Eve Concert of the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Kirill Petrenko and with violinist Janine Jansen on TV and on ARTE Concert!


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