The International Brazilian Opera (IBOC) is currently accepting applications from composers for a new opera project. “Race” chronicles the journey of Dolphus Stroud, blazing a path for black athletes and scholars from Colorado Springs to Boston.
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.
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 […]
Please Donate and support the creation of new jobs in the arts: Venmo to: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 […]
The International Brazilian Opera Company presents selections from classical strings and piano repertoire. A reception with a jam session featuring the IBOC Band and friends will follow the concert, with drinks generously sponsored by “Novo Fogo.” Saint John’s-in-the-Village Church 218 W 11th St. New York, New York 10014 October 4th, 2019. 8:00pm – 11:30pm Admission: […]
Bengt Gomér, just received a rave review in The New York Times for directing Bluebeard and Erwartung with the New York Philharmonic, by “the fearful” Anthony Tommasini: “Every aspect of the program was impressive” Bengt Gomér has been a long time IBOC collaborator and the dramaturge for The Seventh Seal, an opera by João MacDowell, […]