Boca Boca: Sat. April 16th!

Brazilian Opera invites you to our Spring Masquerade!

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Boca Boca – Brazilian Opera Spring Masquerade Ball!

Manhattan Brew and Vine: 998 Columbus Avenue (at 109th St) New York, NY 10009

April 16th, 2016 8:00 pm – 1 am

NEW YORK, NY, April 6th, 2016 – The International Brazilian Opera Company (IBOC) is pleased to announce BOCA BOCA, that will debut with a spring masquerade dance party on April 16, 8pm-1am at Manhattan Brew and Vine, a new upscale South Harlem eatery and bar. The entrance fee is $30. Tickets at www.brazilianopera.com and at the door.

Attractions for the night include live performances by singers Alexandra Filipe, Abby Powell, Flavia Correia and Kristin Young, the Brazilian Chorus of New York and virtuoso percussionist Uka Gameiro. There will be a professional photo corner, with Athena Azevedo capturing images from the audience as well as a costume contest.

BOCA BOCA stands for “Brazilian Opera Carnaval.” It is also a Brazilian phrase that means “spreading the news by word of mouth.” The evening will fuse live operatic performances, Brazilian percussionists, electronic beats, and a playlist featuring Brazilian hits from the 1950s to now spun by DJ João.

“This is a chance to go back to my DJ roots. We are producing brand new dance tracks for our opera stars, experimenting with new sounds; and it is a chance to spin some great old Brazilian music too. The fun is guaranteed. ” says IBOC artistic director João MacDowell.

BOCA BOCA is an IBOC volunteer initiative to support the creation of new music. Funds raised will contribute to the cost of this fall season’s concert preview of scenes from The Seventh Seal, an opera based on Ingmar Bergman’s film of the same name.

“The Seventh Seal (as a film) has been praised as one of the greatest works of art of the twentieth century. The possibilities of converting it into a contemporary opera are fascinating.” says João MacDowell.

The performances will take place on November 10th and 12th, at Scandinavia House, continuing IBOC’s relationship with the cultural institution.

BOCA BOCA will give attendees the opportunity to experience an authentic Brazilian-style celebration infused with the spirit of New York City. Rio is thousands of miles of away, but BOCA BOCA is right at your doorstep.


  • Photo Corner

  • DJ João

  • Live Singers and Percussion

  • Costume Contest

  • Raffle Prizes


Manhattan Brew and Vine

998 Columbus Ave (at 109th), New York, NY 10025

Close to the B, C, and 1 trains to 110th St.

Let’s party!

Questions? Reach us at contact@brazilianopera.com

All proceeds support the International Brazilian Opera Company.


If you can’t come to the party, you can still make a donation:

All or part of your gift may be tax-deductible as a charitable contribution.  Please check with your tax advisor.

*BOCA BOCA stands for “Brazilian Opera Carnaval” an IBOC volunteer initiative to raise funds for the creation of new music.