December 2023

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: Ashton's Cinderella at The Royal Opera House, 2023

Opus Arte

Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov star as Cinderella and The Prince in Frederick Ashton’s timeless reworking of Charles Perrault’s rags-to-riches story.

DVD + Blu-Ray: BACH 300 - 300 Years J.S. Bach in Leipzig

C Major Entertainment

In 1723, 300 years ago, J.S. Bach took up the post as Thomaskantor in Leipzig. An array of musical stars converges to celebrate on the city's market square

DVD + Blu-Ray: David Garrett: ALIVE

C Major Entertainment

For the first time, David Garrett performed with his band in the ancient baths of Caracalla, presenting his outstanding program ALIVE.

CD: Franz Schmidt: The Symphonies

Accentus Music

On 1 December Accentus Music is releasing a CD box set with all Symphonies by Franz Schmidt with the National Orchestra of Wales and Jonathan Berman.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Tchaikovsky: Iolanta and the Nutcracker

C Major Entertainment

This imaginative ‘music theatre for the whole family’ enchants above all the numerous children and young people. In short: it’s a family-show to the core!


Sunny Side of the Doc + IMZ Pitching Sessions: €90 Submission Ticket

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Ignite innovation, foster collaboration, and leave your mark at the Digital & XR pitching session and/or unveil your vision at the Arts and Culture pitching session at Avant Première 2024.

Wrap-Up: IMZ Academy Workshop 2023 'Live Multi-Camera Directing in Classical Music'

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The IMZ Academy Workshop 2023 'Live Multi-Camera Directing in Classical Music' took place over an incredible week at the stunning Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon with 16 talented workshop participants and our brilliant experts.


Special Rate Tickets Available Until 7 December

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Special Rate tickets for Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin 2024 are available until 7 December. Register now and join us in Berlin for exclusive screenings, special talks and panels, networking sessions and one-on-one meetings with experts... and so much more!


Bitita: The Lyrics of Carolina Maria de Jesus

SESC - Serviço Social do Comércio

Artists from the new generation get together to celebrate the musical works of Carolina Maria de Jesus.

Discover the Magic of Sound: OFUNAM Abraham Sáenz

Dirección General de TV UNAM

Let yourself be embraced by the symphony of emotions and sounds. Join the Orquesta Filarmónica of the UNAM for a unique night where the magic of music comes to life.


MET Opera Live in HD – Florencia en El Amazonas

Clasart Classic

9 DEC 2023: MET Live in HD season 2023/2024 opens with Daniel Catán’s magical opera conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin – live in cinemas on 9 December

MMM – Franco Zeffirelli's

sounding images

10 DEC 2023: Franco Zeffirelli's "La Bohème" with Mirella Freni, conducted by Herbert von Karajan, made opera history.

MMM – Rudolf Nureyev's Swan Lake

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17 DEC 2023: Ballet history was made at the Vienna State Opera in 1964: a performance of Swan Lake choreographed by Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev.

MET Opera Live in HD – Nabucco

Clasart Classic

6 2024: Giuseppe Verdi’s exhilarating early masterpiece will be transmitted live to cinemas on 6 January.


Berliner Philharmoniker live in cinemas

Berlin Phil Media GmbH

Berliner Philharmoniker’s New Year’s Eve Concert live in cinemas: A Wagner evening with chief conductor Kirill Petrenko and star tenor Jonas Kaufmann.

Celebrate 15 years of the Digital Concert Hall

Berlin Phil Media GmbH

The Digital Concert Hall’s limited anniversary edition – free only now with a 12-month ticket

Innsbruck Festival of Early Music 2024

Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik GmbH

"Where do we come from? Where are we going?" These are the questions posed by the 48th Innsbruck Festival of Early Music in 2024.


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