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: […]


Posted Posted in Concert, contemporary opera, dance, New Music, Party, Performance Art, visual arts

iboc.nyc         the International Brazilian Opera Company is a leader in developing underrepresented voices in opera.  We were founded in 2013 with the mission to develop a new repertoire by combining the work of artists across perceived borders.  Join us for our end-of-year initiatives and donate to support our exciting new works […]

Opera Composition Workshop – Fall 2021

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Opera Composition Workshop – Fall 2021 IBOC Institute presents three operatic works developed under the guidance of Artistic Director João MacDowell and Vocal Director Roberta Prada, by the composers: Nathaniel Corthell (USA), SiHyum Uhm (South Korea), and Tyler Zwink (USA). Nathaniel Corthell.Tomorrow from the operaToday’s Tomorrow(work in progress) Baritone: Muir InglissPiano: Tomomi Sato SiHyum Uhm […]

II Symposium: Brazilian Identity in Concert Music

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Idealized and organized by the Unicamp Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Conductor Cinthia Alireti   The II Symposium: Brazilian Identity in Concert Music  (II Simpósio: Identidade Brasileira na Música de Concerto) is presented by the Unicamp Symphony Orchestra (OSU/CIDDIC). The event seeks to reflect on the different Brazilianness of national concert music and the paths for its dissemination. […]

IBOC Auditions 2021

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IBOC Auditions  Online submission Deadline: October 24th Email announcement for Callback: October 30th        In person Audition Dates: November 4th, 5th & 6th, 2021 Audition Results: November 20th      For the following:    Tamanduá the opera, Yemanjá Project, and other contemporary works in progress. Various projects will develop throughout December 2021-2024. We […]

Yemanjá Project On Brazilian Press

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A Tarde – Salvador, Bahia – 09/12/2021 The Goddess of the seas crossed the ocean to make her debut in New York opera. Headed by Salvadoran conductor Hugo Sanbone and the International Brazilian Opera Company,  the Yemanjá Project concert took songs from the Afro-Brazilian repertoire in operatic arrangements to the Garibaldi Plaza, in New York, […]