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 […]

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A Brazilian Opera At Bergman Week 2015

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Cries and Whispers, a new opera by Joao MacDowell, will be performed during Bergman Week in June of 2015. In the Island of Fårö, Sweden, the place where director Ingmar Bergman chose to  live and work. The  score was commissioned and  curated by the International Brazilian Opera Company, and has successfully fulfilled stages 1 and 2 of our […]

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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 event_reservation@amscan.org. For those who are far or just can’t make […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Laudi gets great reviews for theater performances

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Laudicéia Calixto (aka: Laudi) has been a chorus member and a close collaborator of composer João MacDowell since 2008, date of the first concerts featuring selections from Tamanduá – a Brazilian Opera, in New York. The theater play “The Maids’ The Maids” features an iconoclastic reinterpretation of Jean Genet’s “The Maids” through the real life […]

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IBOC – Now an Official 501c3 non-profit

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It’s official! The International Brazilian Opera Company is a Federally recognized 501c3 non-profit.  This means all donations (monetary or physical) to the organization are tax- deductible. We are feeling much gratitude for all of those who have supported us thus far and welcome opportunities for fundraising and collaboration in our mission to advance the operatic […]

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Flores de Plástico – Premiere in Rio de Janeiro

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“Flores de Plástico” is the portuguese version of “Plastic Flowers”, an opera by Joao MacDowell.  This new production has mezzo soprano Clarice Prietto in the character of Penelope and presents for the first time the portuguese version of the libretto. As well as a new Intermezzo and Prelude written specially for the occasion. The opera […]

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