Over the last term, four new composers successfully completed the first stage in the opera composition workshop under mentorship by IBOC’s Artistic Director João MacDowell. The requirements for the work include: 1 – Pitching an idea for a work that can be engaging and meaningful to a contemporary opera company. 2 – Developing a dramatic […]
by João MacDowell After reading the US reviews of the Met premiere of Florencia en el Amazonas, I feel compelled to write a review of the reviews. When Anglo-Saxon critics experience Latin American works, they often display their lack of knowledge about the history and context of the development of Latin American culture and the […]
Florencia en el Amazonas and The Seventh Seal Join us for a conversation and performance of selections from Daniel Catán’s opera alongside music by João MacDowell. NOVEMBER 28, 2023 7 to 8:30 pm ETAMERICAS SOCIETY 680 Park Avenue New York Overview On November 28, the Americas Society will host this free event in person. Please register […]
Peter Gelb, Maria Manetti Shrem General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera House; Flavia Furtado, Executive Director of the Amazonas Opera Festival at Teatro Amazonas; and Andrea Puente-Catán, Director of Development at Ballet Hispánico (and the widow and legacy caregiver of Mexican opera composer Daniel Catán), and Tony Shivers, Director of Government Affairs at Opera America will come together to discuss the positive impacts of opera in their respective cities.
The International Brazilian Opera Institute offers a contemporary opera composition course workshop in partnership with the Cultural Institute Casa Nobre at Guarda do Embaú, Santa Catarina. Enjoy an immersive course with access to state-of-the-art grand pianos while waking up to the ocean’s sound and the whales’ songs. A life-changing experience in one of the most […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Davinia’s Electrifying Performance at Berlin Under A: An International Pop Star with a Groovy Brazilian Band New York City, NY – October 17, 2023 – Music lovers, mark your calendars for a sensational night of music, rhythm, and grooves as Davinia takes the stage at Berlin Under A in the heart of […]
IBOC Ten Year Aniversary Exhibit at the Brazilian Consulate NY. The Brazilian Consulate in NYC features the collaborative intermedia artists of the International Brazilian Opera Company (IBOC). September 21- October 23 RSVP OPENING RECEPTION: SEPT 21 From September 21, 2023, through October 23, 2023, the Brazilian Consulate in New York City (225 E 41st St, […]
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.
Sold out performances for the operatic immersive experience by IBOC Artists Candida Borges and Gabriel Veléz. The performances also include works by the composers: Cândida Borges (Brazil/EUA), Rodrigo Henao (Colombia), Natália Henao (Colombia), João MacDowel (Brazil/EUA), Esteban Henao (Colombia), Kerry Priest (England), Rafael Mejía (Colombia), and Ana Maria Romano (Colombia). The Transeuntis Mundi Project proposes […]
Professor: João MacDowell Soprano: Manuela Korossy The International Brazilian Opera Institute offers a contemporary opera composition course. The class will focus on: Characteristics of the solo soprano voice in contemporary opera setting. Demoing instrumental parts and preparing a digital guide for record production. Tempo Map or Conductor Track Polyharmonic and multicultural writing. From small to […]