I am Death – Aria from “The Seventh Seal” – an opera by Joao MacDowell with text based on the iconic film by Ingmar Bergman and Dramaturgy by the Swedish director Bengt Gomér.
A place for grassroots community music and storytelling, showcasing our neighborhood and curated with a global vision in partnership with the W.111th Street-based non-profits, W.111th Street Block Association, and the International Brazilian Opera Company. One Saturday a month from July to October on Amsterdam Avenue at W.111th Street, Kimera Festival embraces NYC Open Streets and is free and outdoors. Mark your calendars for July 15, August 19, September 23, and October 28.
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.
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.
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 Workshop – Fall 2021 IBOC Institute presents three operatic works developed under the guidance of Artistic Director João MacDowell and Vocal Director Roberta Prada, by the composers: Nathaniel Corthell (USA), SiHyum Uhm (South Korea), and Tyler Zwink (USA). Nathaniel Corthell.Tomorrow from the operaToday’s Tomorrow(work in progress) Baritone: Muir InglissPiano: Tomomi Sato SiHyum Uhm […]
Idealized and organized by the Unicamp Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Conductor Cinthia Alireti The II Symposium: Brazilian Identity in Concert Music (II Simpósio: Identidade Brasileira na Música de Concerto) is presented by the Unicamp Symphony Orchestra (OSU/CIDDIC). The event seeks to reflect on the different Brazilianness of national concert music and the paths for its dissemination. […]
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 […]
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 […]
This was a year of heroic work and great accomplishments. We really appreciate everyone’s help in creating new paths to collaboration. The launch of Joao MacDowell’s The Seventh Seal opera in Stockholm and São Paulo signifies 2018 as a landmark year for IBOC. Gratidão! Tack! Thank you for believing! IBOC 2018 March: […]