IBOC at Opera America Conference 2022

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International Brazilian Opera Company  Letter from the artistic director: João MacDowell When Italians in Florence created what we today call “opera,” they were trying to recreate Greek drama, itself a recreation of older initiation rituals. For a long time: theater, dance, medicine, and magic, have been practiced in communal ceremonies embedded in music. The reenactment […]

Opera Composition Course – Fall 2022

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Opera Composition – Fall 2022 The International Brazilian Opera Institute is offering a contemporary opera composition course.  The class will focus on: Polyharmonic and polycultural writing.  From small to large: thematic writing and structuring large-scale compositions. Opera and collaboration. The opera composer as a cultural force. Strategies to think, demo, workshop, and premiere productions. Students should […]

Yemanjá Project. Sept 3rd Washington Sq. Park

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Please Donate and support the creation of new jobs in the arts: Venmo to: ibrazilianopera@gmail.com or Paypal: The International Brazilian Opera Company (IBOC) presents the ​​Yemanjá Project at Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park on Friday, September 3, 2021 4-6 pm as Part of the Award Program. August 23, 2021, New York, NY –  IBOC […]

Summer Course for Young Composers

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Application Form: https://forms.gle/ndjT5kX7YdetSRQ38 International Brazilian Opera Company  IBOC Composers Institute  www.brazilianopera.com contact@brazilianopera.com The International Brazilian Opera Institute is offering a composition course to students ages 10-21. IBOC faculty will collaborate with students to notate and produce recordings of their music.  Students will develop skills in melodic writing, harmonic development, rhythmic frame and form, as well […]

New IBOC Composers: Works in development

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Jane Wong, Candida Borges, and Hugo Sanbone: 3 exciting new Composers admitted into the IBOC Career Development Program. These extraordinary artists have started working on the early stages of new operatic works under the mentorship of our Artistic Director, João MacDowell.  Cândida Borges Cândida Borges (Brazil) is a musician and transmedia artist, educator, composer, and […]

Tack! Thank you! Gratidão!

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    This was a year of heroic work and great accomplishments. We really appreciate everyone’s help in creating new paths to collaboration. The launch of Joao MacDowell’s The Seventh Seal opera in Stockholm and São Paulo signifies 2018 as a landmark year for IBOC.                                                                                                                          Gratidão!  Tack!     Thank you for believing! IBOC 2018 March: […]

João MacDowell: a new thinker in the genre.

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The Seventh Seal Det sjunde inseglet opera by João MacDowell text by Ingmar Bergman Vocal Score Concert premiere – Stockholm August/September 2018 Hosted By the Bergman Festival 2018 IBOC & FSBK Dramaten & Moderna museet Listen International press coverage:  “A new thinker in the genre.” (en nytänkare inom genren) Johanna Paulsson – Dagens Nyheter Stockholm, […]

The Seventh Seal – Sweden 2018

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an opera by João MacDowell text by Ingmar Bergman Fårö, Gotland –Bergman Week June 25th – Opening Ceremony Improvisation by the composer João MacDowell. June 29th: Chamber Concert Gotland Winds Emilio Estrada on violin Henning Fredrickson on cello Chamber Works by João MacDowell Cries and Whispers – Suite The Seventh Seal – Suite (World Premiere) Full […]