Coming up:

Brazilian Chorus

May 23rd – Tuesday – 7:30pm

At Our Lady of Pompeii Shrine Church

25 Carmine St. West Village, NY.

Free Admission

The International Brazilia Opera Company presents a repertoire of spiritual music.

Featuring the Chamber Chorus of Campina Grande and the Tutti Chorus of Brasilia

Previous Events:


Plastic Flowers – for the first time staged in NYC!


At: The Slipper Room NYC

167 Orchard St, New York, New York 10002

Start time: 8pm
Run time: one hour plus intermission
There will be an artist talk following the show.



December 17th 2016 – 8pm Recital

Our Lady of Pompeii Shrine Church – 25 Carmine St. – West Village – New York

End of the year recital for IBOC. Featuring pianist YinJia Lin and the voices of two of our star singers: Flavia Correia and Kristin Young plus singers from the Brazilian Chorus of New York.

Free Admission

In the repertoire:

Selections from Tamanduá – a Brazilian Opera by João MacDowell

Selections from Brazilian composers: Villa Lobos, Carlos Gomes and Jayme Ovale

Selections from Chrismas songs.



December 9th – 7:30pm:

Orquestra da Criança Cidadã de Recife

Our Lady of Pompeii Shrine Church – 25 Carmine St. – West Village – New York


The Brazilian youth orchestra has been invited to participate in the 70th-anniversary celebration of UNICEF, at the United Nations Headquarters, on December 12th, 2016.

It is a remarkable accomplishment for the young musicians from Recife, Brazil, and they are very honored by this invitation. In 2006, the orchestra was created in a neighborhood that has been reported with one of the lowest human development indexes.

Ten years later, 330 children have become well-trained musicians with a path to the future.

During their stay in the city, the Orquestra Criança Cidadã will be giving a concert to thank the people of New York and the generosity of all the members of the Brazilian community for their much-appreciated support. The concert is open to the public, and admission is free.


December 12th 2016 – 7pm:

United Nations – Orquestra Criança Cidadã at the Câmara do Conselho Econômico e Social das Nações Unidas, New York.



The Seventh Seal – Act 1 Concert Recital

Scandinavia House New York November 10th and 12th, 2016.



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Boca Boca – Fall Season opening!



Boca Boca - Sept 10th 2016
Sep. 8 @ 8pm: Kristin Young, soprano, guest performance at Punto Space Brazilian Independence Day
325 W. 38th St. – NYC – 8pm – RSVP only:
Sep. 9 @ 7pm: Plastic Flowers (Act 2) featuring Abby Powell, mezzo soprano, as Penelope
Historic Holland Street – Jersey City Heights – NJ – 7pm – Free Admission
Sep. 10th @ 3pm:  Plastic Flowers (Act 2) featuring Abby Powell as Penelope at Eutopia Conference
Snug Harbor Cultural Center – Staten Island – 3pm – Free Admission RSVP: Eutopia

Sep. 10th @ 10pm: Boca Boca Brazilian Dance Night featuring DJ João and Live Performers
SNAFU 28 at 37 E. 28th St. – NYC – 10pm – $20 – First Drink Free!


BOCA BOCA – Spring Masquerade

Saturday, April 16th – Upper West Side! – Stay tuned!


Manhattan Brew and Vine
998 Columbus Ave (at 109th), New York, NY 10025
Close to the B, C, and 1 trains.

All proceeds support the International Brazilian Opera Company.



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, 8 pm
$20 ($15 ASF Members)

For concert reservations, call 212.847.9740 or email


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


About the opera Cries and Whispers/Viskningar och rop

João MacDowell makes his Scandinavia House concert 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







Flores de Plastico starting Mezzo Soprano, Clarice Prietto

Sep. 5 & 7 from 8 – 10pm at Theatro Vidigal in Rio De Janiero

Click here to see how the show went:


International Brazilian Opera Company presents: selections from 4 operas by 3 composers (Joao MacDowell, Luigi Porto, Thiago Tiberio)

March 7th and 8th – 8:00pm

Baruch’s Engelman Recital Hall
55 Lexington Ave., NYC.

Audience entrance: E. 25th St. between Lexington & 3rd Aves.

Tickets at:


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world premiere of Plastic Flowers,

a psychological monodrama

featuring mezzo soprano Abby Powell as Penelope


Tamanduá at Alexander Kasser Theater, Peak Performances, MSU.

directed by Jeff Gall.

Entirely performed by American singers with no previous knowledge of Portuguese.

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the first concert performances of Tamanduá – a Brazilian opera


Presenting a new way of perceiving the possibilities of the genre.

Tamandua - Amazonia Exibit 1
Amazonia Exhibit. 2009
Tamandua - Casa do Brasil
Casa do Brasil – 2009
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