CLASSICA is the worldwide leading pay TV channel for classical music, dedicated to audiovisual productions of the highest artistic and technical level.
Launched in 1996, CLASSICA presents the best operas, concerts, dance performances and documentaries from the world's most renowned opera houses, concert halls and classical music festivals, featuring world stars and leading orchestras of classical music. The audiovisual recordings feature among others the Salzburg Festival, La Scala in Milan, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Semperoper Dresden, Staatsoper Berlin, Wiener Staatsoper, Musikverein in Vienna, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia, Arena di Verona, Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg . . .
CLASSICA fosters close partnerships, many of them on an exclusive basis, with world star singers, musicians and artists such as Anna Netrebko, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, Elīna Garanča, Cecilia Bartoli, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Lang Lang, Julia Fischer, Maurizio Pollini, Lisa Batiashvili and leading orchestras such as the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Dresden. The program cataloque includes recordings with today's conductor's elite such as Daniel Barenboim, Christian Thielemann, Zubin Mehta, Mariss Jansons, Andris Nelsons and Gustavo Dudamel, as well as memorable recordings with world-class conductors such as Herbert von Karajan, Carlos Kleiber and Leonard Bernstein.
CLASSICA is available on 5 continents, in more than 30 countries, on more than 50 platforms and broadcasts 24/7 in High Definition and 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.
CLASSICA is closely associated with and a partner of Unitel Classica, the most important international producer of audiovisual classical music recordings. CLASSICA is part of Jan Mojto's company group that was founded 1964 by Herbert von Karajan and Leo Kirch.