Open Call for Submissions

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We are currently reviewing proposals for the development of new operas. This is an open call, with no deadline.  Submissions will be reviewed by Selection Committee in the order that they are received. The International Brazilian Opera Company (IBOC) is a New York based non-profit organization with a mission to support the creation and development of […]

Thank You!

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A special thank you to all who packed the house on IBOC‘s concert première of Joao MacDowell‘s new opera: Cries and Whispers!  You can check pictures at our Facebook page. Only 4 days to go: Please consider a donation to our fundraise campaign: We really need your support. Here is a chance to pre-order your CD, DVD, poster […]

Cries And Whispers – an opera by João MacDowell

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Concert Premiere The American-Scandinavian Foundation @ Scandinavia House 58 Park Avenue @ 38th Street New York, NY 10016 Thursday, March 26 8pm Concert Pre concert talk: 7:30pm. Wine Reception after concert. Celebrate! $20 ($15 ASF Members) At Box Office. Or for concert reservations, call 212.847.9740 or email For those who are far or just can’t make […]

Plastic Flowers in Rio, this January!

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ópera Flores de Plástico de João MacDowell Récitas: Dias 22 e 29 de janeiro às 20h Sala Baden Powell – Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro Estréia brasileira!!! Clarice Prietto: Penélope, Maria Luisa Lundberg: piano,  Leo Brunno: DJ e Teclados Cila MacDowell: videocenografia Direção de movimento: Bayard Tonelli Projeto cenográfico: Sheyla de Castilho Escultura: Marina Vergara Teaser oficial – Ópera “Flores de Plástico” from CLARICE […]

Eduardo Vianna: IBOC’s Director of Educational Programs featured on NY Times

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On an extensive article released today by the New York Times the experience and expertise of Eduardo Vianna in Developmental Psychology is praised as professor of La Guardia Community College in Queens. At IBOC we are very proud to have Eduardo Vianna as a member of our board, serving as Director of Educational Programs. We congratulate […]

IBOC Chorus – 2014 Celebration

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Free Admission! December 13th. Saturday 4:30 pm Brazilian Endowment for the Arts 240 E 52nd St, New York, NY A Concert tribute to Prof. Domicio Coutinho for 12 years of dedication to Brazilian arts and culture, as the head of the Brazilian Endowment for the Arts. The IBOC Chorus led by maestro Néviton Barros will present a repertoire […]


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Athur Kampela is an important voice in the world of Brazilian music today. One that surprises and challenges listeners into new realms of sonic expression.  Kampela has won some of the most prestigious international prizes for contemporary composition, including the Guggenheim fellowship and Berlin Festspiele. His revolutionary piece “Uma Faca Só Lâmina” (‘A Knife All Blade’) […]