The International Brazilian Opera (IBOC) is currently accepting applications from composers for a new opera project. “Race” chronicles the journey of Dolphus Stroud, blazing a path for black athletes and scholars from Colorado Springs to Boston.
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 – Fall 2022 The International Brazilian Opera Institute is offering a contemporary opera composition course. The class will focus on: Polyharmonic and polycultural writing. From small to large: thematic writing and structuring large-scale compositions. Opera and collaboration. The opera composer as a cultural force. Strategies to think, demo, workshop, and premiere productions. Students should […]
Monday, May 16th, 7:30 PM at Christ & Saint Stephen’s Church, NYC. The International Brazilian Opera Company will be presenting at The New York Opera Alliance’s NYOA Next. from the opera Tamanduá by João MacDowell featuring soprano Kristin Young aria: Packing Escher from the opera Plastic Flowers by João MacDowell featuring countertenor Cristian Zaragoza aria: […]
The YEMANJÁ PROJECT is a workshop band to support the development of an opera centered on Afro-Brazilian traditions, harvesting cross-cultural collaboration from the diaspora. The Band recently premiered at Washington Square Park, New York City, in an outdoor concert during the pandemic.
The IBOC NYC Brazilian Chorus is looking for singers! Application form Come sing with us! Learn about Brazilian Music, Language, and Culture! Where: Brazilian Consulate 1st floor 225 E 41st St, New York, NY 10017, United States When: Mondays 4:30 pm – 6 pm Cost per singer: $100 per term (3 months) Conductors: […]
iboc.nyc the International Brazilian Opera Company is a leader in developing underrepresented voices in opera. We were founded in 2013 with the mission to develop a new repertoire by combining the work of artists across perceived borders. Join us for our end-of-year initiatives and donate to support our exciting new works […]
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 Pouring Rain from the operaLoss(work in […]
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. […]
IBOC Auditions Online submission Deadline: October 24th Email announcement for Callback: October 30th In person Audition Dates: November 4th, 5th & 6th, 2021 Audition Results: November 20th For the following: Tamanduá the opera, Yemanjá Project, and other contemporary works in progress. Various projects will develop throughout December 2021-2024. We […]