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.

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 […]

Lunigiana Composition Competition 2019

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Lunigiana International Music Festival Composition Competition 2019 Call for an ensemble piece (2 to 5 performers) Instrumentation: voice, piano, violin, viola and cello Length: 3 to 6 minutes Prizes: – Performance during the Festival (Fivizzano (Italy), July 18-28, 2019) – Performance in New York City in the 2019/2020 season – Professional recording Jury: Andrea Talmelli – President […]

Thank You!

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A special thank you to all who packed the house on IBOC‘s concert première of Joao MacDowell‘s new opera: Cries and Whispers!  You can check pictures at our Facebook page. Only 4 days to go: Please consider a donation to our fundraise campaign: We really need your support. Here is a chance to pre-order your CD, DVD, poster […]


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Athur Kampela is an important voice in the world of Brazilian music today. One that surprises and challenges listeners into new realms of sonic expression.  Kampela has won some of the most prestigious international prizes for contemporary composition, including the Guggenheim fellowship and Berlin Festspiele. His revolutionary piece “Uma Faca Só Lâmina” (‘A Knife All Blade’) […]

Successful Debut Concerts!

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Thank you for being a part of our début! Obrigado! Grazie! Merci! Arigato! We had an overwhelming response from the audience and international media.  We are still compiling press and responding to  messages of support. We launched 4 casts out of our 5 productions in the assembly line. We created the Brazilian Chorus that will […]