Março 2023 – João MacDowell: Masterclasse de Composição – Popular e Erudita

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Masterclasse de Composição – Popular e EruditaComposition Masterclass – Popular and Erudite João MacDowell Piano: Sam Machado 2023 – Casa Nobre – Guarda do Embau – Santa Catarina 20 a 24 de marçoMarch 20th to 24th 25 de marçø Sábado/Saturday: Concerto de Sam Machado: Premiere de uma seleção do livro de Prelúdios e Fugas de […]

Photo: Athena Azevedo: André Kaires como Flagelante em "O Sétimo Selo". Ilhabela, SP. 2018.

Opera of Hope

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Opera of Hope or Opera of the Oppressed is a practice with strategies to produce operatic events that engage the community, serve as a secular ritual of transformation, and help reframe historical conflicts of oppression. This practice derives from the educational philosophy expressed in the books: “Pedagogy of the Oppressed” and “Pedagogy of Hope” by Paulo Freire.

IBOC DREAM – Brazilian Times Review

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Arilda Costa McClive for The Brazilian Times, NY December 20, 2022 International Brazilian Opera Company: sheer success in Gala event IBOC DREAM: A showcase for dreamers. New York, NY – The International Brazilian Opera Company held a benefit cocktail hour featuring contemporary opera, jazz, and pop on December 6 at the Luxuny Atelier, (80 W […]

Academia Claude Brendel Brasilia

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Academia Claude Brendel Brasilia In partnership with the International Brazilian Opera Company (IBOC) and our local affiliate, Sétimo Selo Produções Artisticas, the Alliance Française de Brasilia welcomes, from July 3 to 15, 2022, the Academia Claude Brendel. For the third consecutive year since its creation in 2019, this festival focuses on training composers, conductors, and […]

IBOC at Opera America Conference 2022

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International Brazilian Opera Company  Letter from the artistic director: João MacDowell When Italians in Florence created what we today call “opera,” they were trying to recreate Greek drama, itself a recreation of older initiation rituals. For a long time: theater, dance, medicine, and magic, have been practiced in communal ceremonies embedded in music. The reenactment […]

Opera Composition Course – Fall 2022

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Opera Composition – Fall 2022 The International Brazilian Opera Institute is offering a contemporary opera composition course.  The class will focus on: Polyharmonic and polycultural writing.  From small to large: thematic writing and structuring large-scale compositions. Opera and collaboration. The opera composer as a cultural force. Strategies to think, demo, workshop, and premiere productions. Students should […]

NY Opera Fest

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Monday, May 16th, 7:30 PM at Christ & Saint Stephen’s Church, NYC. The International Brazilian Opera Company will be presenting at The New York Opera Alliance’s NYOA Next.  from the opera Tamanduá by João MacDowell featuring soprano Kristin Young aria: Packing Escher from the opera Plastic Flowers by João MacDowell featuring countertenor Cristian Zaragoza aria: […]

IBOC NYC Brazilian Chorus

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The IBOC NYC Brazilian Chorus is looking for singers!   Application form Come sing with us!  Learn about Brazilian Music, Language, and Culture! Where: Brazilian Consulate 1st floor 225 E 41st St, New York, NY 10017, United States When: Mondays 4:30 pm – 6 pm Cost per singer: $100 per term (3 months)   Conductors: […]