NY Times mentions Luxuny and IBOC

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The International Brazilian Opera Company (IBOC) has been making waves in the world of opera, and its recent mention in The New York Times article about the Luxuny Atelier and its operatic performances has only served to highlight its excellence. The IBOC was founded in 2013 by the Brazilian composer and conductor João MacDowell with […]

A Night With Davinia and Friends at The Laurie Beechman Theatre, this May 5th

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A thrilling evening of music, humor, and show-stopping performances with “Cabaret: A Night with Davinia” this May! Presented by the talented Davinia Rodriguez, this cabaret promises to be a night like no other, filled with enchanting melodies, dynamic choreography, and plenty of laughs.
The excitement is palpable as Davinia and her team prepare to take the stage on May 18th, bringing their unique blend of musical styles and dazzling stage presence to the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Audiences can expect to be swept away on a musical journey that encompasses everything from jazz to pop to Broadway classics, all delivered with Davinia’s signature flair and passion.

Sam Machado plays João MacDowell: selections from “Preludes and Fugues.”

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GUARDA DO EMBAÚ, SANTA CATARINA – Music lovers are in for a treat as talented pianist Sam Machado releases a stunning new video featuring selections from João MacDowell’s “Preludes and Fugues”. This unique performance was recorded live at Instituto Casa Nobre on March 25th, 2023, and showcases Machado’s exceptional skills in interpreting complex and polyharmonic […]

Março 2023 – João MacDowell: Masterclasse de Composição – Popular e Erudita

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Masterclasse de Composição – Popular e EruditaComposition Masterclass – Popular and Erudite João MacDowell Piano: Sam Machado 2023 – Casa Nobre – Guarda do Embau – Santa Catarina 20 a 24 de marçoMarch 20th to 24th 25 de marçø Sábado/Saturday: Concerto de Sam Machado: Premiere de uma seleção do livro de Prelúdios e Fugas de […]

Photo: Athena Azevedo: André Kaires como Flagelante em "O Sétimo Selo". Ilhabela, SP. 2018.

Opera of Hope

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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.

Ópera do Oprimido

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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.

IBOC DREAM – Brazilian Times Review

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Arilda Costa McClive for The Brazilian Times, NY December 20, 2022 International Brazilian Opera Company: sheer success in Gala event IBOC DREAM: A showcase for dreamers. New York, NY – The International Brazilian Opera Company held a benefit cocktail hour featuring contemporary opera, jazz, and pop on December 6 at the Luxuny Atelier, (80 W […]

Davinia & Friends at the Laurie Beechman Theater: December 8

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For Immediate Release: November 28, 2022 Contact: christina@brazilianopera.com   New York City, NY – Davinia Pace hosts her first cabaret show, “A Night with Davinia and Friends.” The star singer-actress is writing, directing, and producing this one-night-only event on Thursday, December 8, at the historic Laurie Beechman Theatre. Doors open at 9 pm. (web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/11188432) It […]

IBOC DREAM: Cocktails and Operas Dec. 6th 2022 NYC

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For Immediate Release: November 18, 2022 Contact: christina@brazilianopera.com International Brazilian Opera Company hosts IBOC DREAM: Cocktails and Operas  A repertoire showcase and benefit for dream makers.  New York City, NY – International Brazilian Opera Company will host a cocktail with opera, jazz, and performance art. The benefit will be on December 6th from 6-9 pm […]

Interview: Marcello Dantas, visual curator for OSESP

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Athena Azevedo – Executive Director of IBOC – interviews Marcello Dantas – visual curator for the Amazon Concert by the Sao Paulo State Symphonic Orchestra, this October 15th at Carnegie hall, NYC. More info: https://www.iboc.nyc/saopaulostatesymphonyorchestra   The São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra – OSESP will perform four concerts in the United States on its first […]