Our database includes more than 27.000 different productions from which we can compile your individual programme. Covering all genres from our extensive archive, classical productions as well as the latest music and dance trends, we offer a wide range of first-class screenings of operas, classical concerts, ballets, contemporary dance, operettas, pop and jazz music gigs.
Some of the finest conducters and orchestras for example Zubin Mehta conducting Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at the New Year´s Concert, violin star Anne-Sophie Mutter from the Royal Concertgebouw, maestro Pierre Boulez conducting the Cleveland Orchestra in a mind-expanding Mahler performance and the Teatro alla Scala project Messa da Requiem with Daniel Barenboim.
Renowned opera singers like Anna Netrebko as Adina in L'Elisir d'Amore, Grace Bumbry as Carmen from the Salzburg Festival, Piotr Beczala, Joyce DiDonato, Kristin Opolais as Mimi in La Bohème from the MET, Joan Diego Flórez and friends from the Vienna State Opera and Jonas Kaufman, just to name a few, enrich the programme with their touching voices.
The powerhouse of emotions is fulfilled with worldwide known operettas such as The Merry Widow, Gräfin Mariza, Die Fledermaus and The Land of Smiles – but you can choose from many more.
Musical fans can enjoy legendary productions like Phantom of the Opera, Hamilton's America, Westside Story and Kiss me, Kate.
For those who like it jazzy in the music universe we feature many different artists from all eras. For example: Jamiroquai Avo Session Basel, Ray Charles live at Montreux, Paul Anka – Rock Swinging live in Montreal, Chock Corea, Omara Portuondo, Diana Krall – live at the Montreal Jazz Festival and others.
Our world music films provide the opportunity to look beyond the familiar and to explore the entire world`s music traditions with films as Hubert von Goisern: Brenna Tuats and Yo-Yo Ma – The Goat Rodeo Session.
The dreams of pop music lovers come true with live gig films like Placebo live in London – MTV unplugged, Elvis Presley`s 1968 Comeback Special, London's Bruning – Campino On The Trail Of Punk, Elton John in Las Vegas and Adele: Live at the Royal Albert Hall.
Films such as Toktek, The Way Home and In the Mystical Land of Kydara will present the exciting variety of contemporary music to your festival audience.
For those who like ballet our programme contains productions such as Swan Lake from the Bolshoi Theatre, the Sleeping Beauty with the Paris Opera Ballet starring Aurélie Dupont and Manuel Legris and the Nussknacker from Vienna State Opera – and many more.
Covering all genres the programme of music film festivals also includes contemporary dance films by renowned choreographers such as Jeroen Verbruggen, Alain Platel and productions like for example BallettBoyz’ Young Men, Being Kristina from Sweden and Momentum, choreographed by Boris Seewald.
For music fans documentaries about stars like David Bowie, the Rolling Stones and Luciano Pavarotti and festical documentaries like for example Music in the Air, Monterey Pop, Mariza Story of Fado and The Nomi Song give a fascinating behind-the-scenes look.
Documentaries like Dance on Screen, Rudolf Nureyev – Dance to Freedom and Graceful Girls show the fascinating world of the international dance scene and its stars. They draw intimate portraits of famous choreographers like Sasha Waltz, Matz Ek and Alexander Ekman as well.
Animations like Peter and the Wolf and Fantasia, the animated opera films of the Operavox series and ballets like Max and Moritz introduce children to the fascinating world of classical music, puppet theatre and animation movies.
To celebrate many outstanding artistic calendar days such as Beethovenjahr 2020, Yehudi Menuhin’s 100th anniversary, Tchaikovsky’s 175th and Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday et al. we offer a customised programme of music and dance films.
On Tour Programme
Within the non-profit initiative World Music Films On Tour and Dance Screen On Tour, the IMZ aims at bringing excellent world music and dance films to a wider public – and make films known beyond all borders.