Monday, August 1, 2011

Vienna Music Film Festival to make its US Debut at New York's Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Vienna Music Film Festival, the popular free outdoor film series that has toured numerous European and Asian cities highlighting the best in Austrian classical music performance, will make its North American debut on Monday, August 29, 2011 in New York's Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Presented by IMZ (International Music + Media Centre) and Czekaj Artistic Productions, the free film festival will screen a selection of classical music and opera productions recorded at Austria's (and Europe's) most prestigious music venues-including the Wiener Musikverein, the Wiener Staatsoper, the Salzburg Festival, the Waldbühne Berlin, the Zurich Opera House and more--and starring such opera and classical luminaries as Placido Domingo, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Sir Simon Rattle, Franz Welser-Möst, Anna Netrebko, Cecilia Bartoli, Renée Fleming, Diana Damrau, Jonas Kaufmann, Rolando Villazon, Lang Lang and others.

Building on the tremendous success of the film festival that has taken place in Vienna's City Hall Square for the past 20 years (and in touring shows in Prague, Budapest, Bucharest, Warsaw, Zagreb, Belgrade, Moscow, Yekaterinburg and Tokyo)--allowing some 700,000 visitors annually to enjoy the very best classical music and operatic performance totally free of charge--the Vienna Music Film Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park will allow New Yorkers the opportunity to experience Austria and Europe's finest classical opera and concert performances, with a view of the downtown Manhattan skyline as a backdrop!

For more information, please visit www.imz.at or visit The Vienna Music Film Festival - New York on Facebook.

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