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.
A place for grassroots community music and storytelling, showcasing our neighborhood and curated with a global vision in partnership with the W.111th Street-based non-profits, W.111th Street Block Association, and the International Brazilian Opera Company. One Saturday a month from July to October on Amsterdam Avenue at W.111th Street, Kimera Festival embraces NYC Open Streets and is free and outdoors. Mark your calendars for July 15, August 19, September 23, and October 28.
ALIGN MONEY & VALUES. BRAZILIAN BRANDS IN NYC: Marketing Strategies in Arts + Culture Education + Community: May 24 Join us for an interactive discussion and cocktail reception celebrating the relationship between businesses and art institutions promoting Brazilian art and culture in New York City. Our panelists will explore their relationships with businesses and art institutions / artists – and […]
The 2023 Composition Workshop by João MacDowell at the Instituto Casa Nobre in Guarda do Embaú, Santa Catarina, has produced some remarkable works from participating composers. The International Brazilian Opera Company (IBOC) and Sétimo Selo Produções are presenting these works to the public, including pieces by Jorge Vieira, Dan Librelato, Natalia Varaschin, Johanna Hischler, and Gustavo Kramer. Their works range from classic styles to contemporary harmonization, showcasing the composers’ diverse talents. This workshop is a chance to witness their creativity firsthand, and the IBOC is excited to support these talented composers and share their music with audiences globally.
The International Brazilian Opera Company (IBOC) has been making waves in the world of opera, and its recent mention in The New York Times article about the Luxuny Atelier and its operatic performances has only served to highlight its excellence. The IBOC was founded in 2013 by the Brazilian composer and conductor João MacDowell with […]
GUARDA DO EMBAÚ, SANTA CATARINA – Music lovers are in for a treat as talented pianist Sam Machado releases a stunning new video featuring selections from João MacDowell’s “Preludes and Fugues”. This unique performance was recorded live at Instituto Casa Nobre on March 25th, 2023, and showcases Machado’s exceptional skills in interpreting complex and polyharmonic […]
Opera of Hope or Opera of the Oppressed is a practice with strategies to produce operatic events that engage the community, serve as a secular ritual of transformation, and help reframe historical conflicts of oppression. This practice derives from the educational philosophy expressed in the books: “Pedagogy of the Oppressed” and “Pedagogy of Hope” by Paulo Freire.
SAMBA IN BROOKLYN, BOSSA NOVA IN THE PARK; JAZZ ON THE STREET!
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.