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.
A imaginação é a fonte da liberdade. Opera do Oprimido ou Ópera da Esperança é uma abordagem prática com estratégias para produzir eventos operísticos que têm o potencial de envolver a comunidade, servir como um ritual secular de transformação e ajudar a ressignificar conflitos culturais históricos de opressão.Essa prática é derivada diretamente da filosofia educacional de inclusão expressa nos livros: “Pedagogia do Oprimido” e “Pedagogia da Esperança” de Paulo Freire. No Brasil faz mais sentido dizer Ópera do Oprimido, por nossa relação histórica com o tema. Em países ricos surte mais efeito focar na Esperança.
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 – 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 […]
The YEMANJÁ PROJECT is a workshop band to support the development of an opera centered on Afro-Brazilian traditions, harvesting cross-cultural collaboration from the diaspora. The Band recently premiered at Washington Square Park, New York City, in an outdoor concert during the pandemic.
Please Donate and support the creation of new jobs in the arts: Venmo to: firstname.lastname@example.org or Paypal: The International Brazilian Opera Company (IBOC) presents the Yemanjá Project at Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park on Friday, September 3, 2021 4-6 pm as Part of the Award Program. August 23, 2021, New York, NY – IBOC […]
Application Form: https://forms.gle/ndjT5kX7YdetSRQ38 International Brazilian Opera Company IBOC Composers Institute www.brazilianopera.com email@example.com The International Brazilian Opera Institute is offering a composition course to students ages 10-21. IBOC faculty will collaborate with students to notate and produce recordings of their music. Students will develop skills in melodic writing, harmonic development, rhythmic frame and form, as well […]
Jane Wong, Candida Borges, and Hugo Sanbone: 3 exciting new Composers admitted into the IBOC Career Development Program. These extraordinary artists have started working on the early stages of new operatic works under the mentorship of our Artistic Director, João MacDowell. Cândida Borges Cândida Borges (Brazil) is a musician and transmedia artist, educator, composer, and […]
This was a year of heroic work and great accomplishments. We really appreciate everyone’s help in creating new paths to collaboration. The launch of Joao MacDowell’s The Seventh Seal opera in Stockholm and São Paulo signifies 2018 as a landmark year for IBOC. Gratidão! Tack! Thank you for believing! IBOC 2018 March: […]
The Seventh Seal Det sjunde inseglet opera by João MacDowell text by Ingmar Bergman Vocal Score Concert premiere – Stockholm August/September 2018 Hosted By the Bergman Festival 2018 IBOC & FSBK Dramaten & Moderna museet Listen International press coverage: “A new thinker in the genre.” (en nytänkare inom genren) Johanna Paulsson – Dagens Nyheter Stockholm, […]