“Cries And Whispers” on Swedish Radio

First news about “Cries and Whispers” (Viskningar och Rop) on Swedish Radio Culture News: Kulturnytt

This work by iBoc resident composer João MacDowell was premiered in a concert preview on our New York concerts on March 2014.

 

Read the interview: Kulturnytt.

 

 

Featuring Maestro Néviton Barros, singers Shana GrossmanAlexandra Filipe and Brooke Larimer. Instrumentalists: YinJia LinUka Gameiro,Rachel ScarpatiJulia Kost and Luigi Porto.

 

Successful Debut Concerts!

Thank you for being a part of our début!

Obrigado! Grazie! Merci! Arigato!

We had an overwhelming response from the audience and international media.  We are still compiling press and responding to  messages of support.

We launched 4 casts out of our 5 productions in the assembly line. We created the Brazilian Chorus that will start building repertoire and performing independently.  We galvanized a team of almost 60 professionals,  volunteers and collaborators.

Please be patient with our post-production, we will be posting videos and audio recordings soon.

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Brazilian Opera Debut Concerts: TKTS Available!

NYC March 7&8, 8pm concertsGet your TKTS at Peatix:

Brazilianopera.peatix.com

Poster art by Toshiaki Ide and Athena Azevedo
Poster art by Toshiaki Ide and Athena Azevedo

 

 

New York City:

March 7th & 8th Program:

• “I Don’t Want to Die” a trio from “Cries and Whispers”, opera in Portuguese and English by Joao MacDowell

Featuring Sopranos Shana Grossman, Alexandra Filipe and mezzo-soprano Brooke Larimer.

 

•”O Sonho de Ianadi”, an aria from “Watunna—A criação do mundo segundo os índios do Orinoco”, opera in Portuguese by Thiago Tiberio

Featuring baritone Andrew Costello and the Brazilian Chorus

•”Provvisorietá (Provisoriedade)” an aria from “Anita” opera in Italian and Portuguese by Luigi Porto, libretto by Andrea Amoroso

Featuring mezzo-soprano Abby Powell, with sopranos Alexandra Filipe and Julie Diniz.

 

- Intermission-

• 12 scenes from “Tamanduá – A Brazilian Opera” in Portuguese and English by João MacDowell

Featuring soprano Kristin Young in the role of Carol, mezzo Abby Powell as Julia, tenor David Guzman as Pedro, baritone Jeremy Brauner as Aruanan.

Tenor Martin Bakari as the drug dealer Massacre
and the iBoc Brazilian Chorus.

March 7&8th Concerts: Tickets for sale!

March 7&8th – New York City

Baruch’s Engelman Recital Hall. 8pm

Tickets available at: brazilianopera.peatix.com

Jeremy Brauner

March 7th & 8th Program:

•”Provvisorietá (Provisoriedade)” an aria from “Anita” opera in Italian and Portuguese by Luigi Porto, libretto by Andrea Amoroso

Featuring mezzo-soprano Abby Powell, with sopranos Alexandra Filipe and Julie Diniz.

• “I Don’t Want to Die” a trio from “Cries and Whispers”, opera in Portuguese and English by Joao MacDowell

Featuring Sopranos Shana Grossman,  Alexandra Filipe and mezzo-soprano Brooke Larimer.

 

•”O Sonho de Ianadi”, an aria from “Watunna—A criação do mundo segundo os índios do Orinoco”, opera in Portuguese by Thiago Tiberio

Featuring baritone Andrew Costello and the Brazilian Chorus

- intermission

• 12 scenes from “Tamanduá – A Brazilian Opera” in Portuguese and English by João MacDowell

Featuring soprano Kristin Young,  mezzo Abby Powell, tenor David Guzman, baritone Jeremy Brauner.

Plus tenor Martin Bakari and the Brazilian Chorus.

You’re invited, this Thursday: Art, Tequila, Performance, Dancing, Dumplings and Opera

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Dear iboc supporter,

Thank you so much for helping us achieve our fundraising goal for our March 7&8th company debut concerts! We couldn’t have done it without you!

To celebrate this new beginning, we would like to invite you as a special guest to the closing exhibition of “The Fairytale Project” – a collaborative multimedia exhibition by choreographer Shandoah Goldman and photography by our company’s visual director, Athena Azevedo. We’ve arranged for iboc Kickstarter backers to have a free tequila shot by the sponsor Tequila Clase Azul and we will have Chinese New Year’s Eve dumplings for those who arrive early.

When:

January 30th, 7-10pm

Where:

Rabbithole Gallery

33 Washington St. Dumbo,

Brooklyn, 11201 downstairs!

What:

7pm: DJ by Trippy CURRY

8pm: 1st performance Shandoah Goldman’s “Fairytale Project”

8:30pm: iBoc “Thank You”

9pm: 2nd performance Shandoah Goldman’s “Fairytale Project”

9:30-10: DJ by Trippy CURRY

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!

Enthusiastically yours,

joao and the iboc team

Thank You! Obrigado! Grazie! Danke! Arigato!

We have just reached the funding goal for the March 2014 iBoc Debut Concerts!

Yes!

You are helping us to launch a movement that will create opportunities for artists of all kinds.

There is still plenty we can still achieve. Keep in mind that this funding goal only covers the bare minimum cost of the performances. 

There is still much that we can do to create a historic performance and to promote it as it deserves.

Keep telling your friends about it. We still have some hours to continue on our funding effort

Let’s go beyond! Vamos Além!

Muito obrigado por todo teu apoio a iboc!

Graças ao você acabamos de alcançar a nossa meta! Viva!
Você é sensacional! Você está nos ajudando a criar um movimento que irá criar muitas oportunidades para artistas de todos os tipos.

Continue falando com os amigos. Passe o link. Nós temos algumas horas de campanha. Podemos ir além e poder proporcionar os elementos extras de um concerto histórico.

link facinho:

www.operabrasileira.com

Felicidade!

Screenshot 2014-01-20 15.48.24joão & the iboc team