Photo: Athena Azevedo: André Kaires como Flagelante em "O Sétimo Selo". Ilhabela, SP. 2018.

Opera of Hope

Posted Posted in African-American, Brazilian Opera, contemporary opera, Indigenous music, New Music

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.

Ópera do Oprimido

Posted Posted in Brazilian Opera, contemporary opera, New Music, Performance Art, Uncategorized

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.

IBOC at Opera America Conference 2022

Posted Posted in Brazilian Opera, contemporary opera, New Music, Performance Art

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

Posted Posted in Brazilian Jazz, Brazilian Opera, Brazilian Symphonic Music, chorus, Concert, contemporary opera, New Music

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 […]

IBOC NEXT: TKTS STILL AVAILABLE!

Posted Posted in Concert, contemporary opera, dance, New Music, Party, Performance Art, visual arts

iboc.nyc         the International Brazilian Opera Company is a leader in developing underrepresented voices in opera.  We were founded in 2013 with the mission to develop a new repertoire by combining the work of artists across perceived borders.  Join us for our end-of-year initiatives and donate to support our exciting new works […]

Yemanjá Project. Sept 3rd Washington Sq. Park

Posted Posted in Brazilian Jazz, Brazilian Opera, Concert, contemporary opera, dance, New Music, Party, Performance Art

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

Posted Posted in Auditions, Brazilian Opera, Brazilian Symphonic Music, Concert, contemporary opera, dance, New Music, Performance Art

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

Posted Posted in Brazilian Opera, contemporary opera, New Music, Performance Art

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 […]