Brazilian Opera

Cries And Whispers – an opera by João MacDowell

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

For those who are far or just can’t make it to our  concert premiere, here is a chance to pre-order your CD, DVD, poster and score book on our Kickstarter fund raise!

Cries and Whispers - Poster
Poster by IF Studio NY. Design by Toshiaki and Hisa Ide. Photography by Athena Azevedo.


Cries and Whispers/Viskningar och rop

João MacDowell makes his Scandinavia House debut with his third opera Cries and Whispers. Inspired by Ingmar Bergman’s 1972 film of the same name and the Greek myth of Hekate, the story centers on three sisters – Laura, Dina, and Betty – as they prepare for the imminent death of the youngest.

The roles of Laura, Dina, and Betty will be performed by the sopranos Kristin Young, Alexandra Filipe, and Brooke Larimer. Conducted by Néviton Barros.
Performed in English.

About João MacDowell

Brazilian composer João MacDowell has a career that spans from electronic music to bossa nova to opera. Tamanduá, his first opera (2008), received the Boston Metropolitan Opera’s Merit Award in 2014. MacDowell’s second opera, Plastic Flowers, premiered in New York City in 2012, and was fully staged in Rio de Janeiro (2014-15).The National Theater Orchestra in Brasilia, Brazil (OSTNCS) premiered João MacDowell’s Symphony No.1 in 2014, conducted by Claudio Cohen.

After he participated in an artistic residency at The Bergman Estate on Fårö in 2014, where he worked on Cries and Whispers, the International Brazilian Opera Company premiered an excerpt from the opera in March 2014.


More info: Scandinavia House

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