Brazilian Opera

First Finished Composition on our New Music Program

Composer Bill Heigen in collaboration with poet Marcos Bassini delivered this week the first completed musical piece of our program for the creation of new repertoire.

We are very proud of the result achieved. This 3 movement cycle for Chorus (SATB),  will soon start to be rehearsed by Maestro Néviton Barros with the iBoc singers. Congratulations!

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First pages of Nights Cariocas by Bill Heigen and Marcos Bassini, dedicated to João MacDowell.

“This work has been developed as part of a collaboration project fostered by the International Brazilian Opera Company (iBoc) with the goal to create new vocal repertoire for classically trained singers by incorporating ideas from Brazilian and international artists. The thematic material is derived from contemporary life in Rio de Janeiro.”

Bill Heigen