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.
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.
Athena Azevedo – Executive Director of IBOC – interviews Marcello Dantas – visual curator for the Amazon Concert by the Sao Paulo State Symphonic Orchestra, this October 15th at Carnegie hall, NYC. More info: https://www.iboc.nyc/saopaulostatesymphonyorchestra The São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra – OSESP will perform four concerts in the United States on its first […]
Academia Claude Brendel Brasilia In partnership with the International Brazilian Opera Company (IBOC) and our local affiliate, Sétimo Selo Produções Artisticas, the Alliance Française de Brasilia welcomes, from July 3 to 15, 2022, the Academia Claude Brendel. For the third consecutive year since its creation in 2019, this festival focuses on training composers, conductors, and […]
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.
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 – 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 […]
The YEMANJÁ PROJECT is a workshop band to support the development of an opera centered on Afro-Brazilian traditions, harvesting cross-cultural collaboration from the diaspora. The Band recently premiered at Washington Square Park, New York City, in an outdoor concert during the pandemic.
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 […]
Transeuntis Mundi Project (TMP) – the work that resident composer and Brazilian artist Cândida Borges and Colombian artist Gabriel Mario Vélez develop in partnership with IBOC – just completed its 8th international festival this year – celebrating 2 years of history! In 2021, they were selected to perform in festivals across the UK, US, Colombia, Greece, […]