About

International Brazilian Opera Company

Embrace the difference.


The International Brazilian Opera Company (IBOC) is a New York-based non-profit (501c3) organization with a mission to support the creation of a new operatic repertoire that combines ideas from Brazilian and international artists while providing an educational structure for emerging talent. 

A leader in cultivating underrepresented voices in opera, IBOC supports communities at risk and immigrant artists. A group of professionals of Latinx, African-American, and Jewish origins founded IBOC. These artists and producers united to create opportunities for collaboration in a cross-cultural environment. As a result, we are expanding the reach of contributions to cultures not traditionally embraced by opera. We broaden the genre and create a wider audience. In addition, we are building an alternative pipeline for creators: a path that is pregnant with innovation, excitement, and emotional impact. 

Diversity is embedded in our DNA.

The three pillars of our mission:

 – Creation of a new repertoire that is relevant to our time for a diverse audience

 – Cross-cultural collaboration, supporting voices from underrepresented demographics.

 – Professional development and education for early and mid-career artists.

We believe that opera is the art-form of the future. It can be an intermedia event that encompasses cutting-edge technology in the service of a ritual of human connection. It unites all art forms, providing an experience that has no parallel. We understand opera as a community-building effort.

The IBOC Artist’s Career Development Program creates work opportunities, media exposure, and cross-cultural collaboration. IBOC will act as a Non-Exclusive International Agent for selected artists and expose new names to the global market. Artists in the program will participate in performances designed to further their artistic development and present them to an international audience. They continue to hone their creative, interpretive, and technical skills as they grow into successful careers in the art.

To donate, sponsor or support the creation of new works, don’t hesitate to get in touch with athena@brazilianopera.com.

For general operation donations to IBOC and to support our new works in development, please give at: https://brazilianopera.com/give/.



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Many opera companies throughout the world have access to 21st-century performance technology but are still largely tied to the 19th-century repertoire. We believe that this is a great moment for the creation of an innovative repertoire that is relevant to third-millennium audiences. We aim to channel the aesthetic contributions of a broad historical and cultural background into a new way of perceiving the genre.

HOW

We are creating an international network of artists and producers, connecting professionals and companies, aiming to establish a touring platform that will be usable to all creators while connecting new audiences.

We are experimenting with broad contemporary theater structures, seeking the rituals that once originated drama.

 We are a generative company. Our focus is on original operas starting with small casts and intimate performances and gradually developing to larger projects.

We are creating portable operas that can travel anywhere and inspire all audiences at affordable prices

We are moving towards the future of stage directing

We are committed to creating a global opera theater that interconnects different nations. By establishing a working relationship with the Brazilian branch of the company we plan to develop a collaboration between artists based in NY and Brazil and also travel in both directions with full productions

We are committed to creating more with less

We want to challenge the limits of the theatrical experience, creating immersive experiences and bringing artists closer to their audiences.

We are bringing concepts from a wide range of realms to the opera genre. This includes film sound design, pop culture, Virtual Reality technologies, and new philosophies of performance. 

Four stage development plan for new productions:

  1. Curate creative collaborations and bring creative feedback in the writing and development process.
  2. Concert Performances of new works for revision and audio recordings.
  3. Staging production including video recording.
  4. Touring production and licensing.