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, […]
Composer Gustavo Kraemer releases instrumental work in collaboration with the International Brazilian Opera Company. In mid-2018, when the composer João MacDowell was presenting his opera “The Seventh Seal” at the Tatuí Conservatory, São Paulo, accompanied by Swedish soloists and the Symphony Orchestra of the Conservatory, the presentation captured the attention of many students and teachers […]
Please Donate and support the creation of new jobs in the arts: Venmo to: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 […]
Application Form: https://forms.gle/ndjT5kX7YdetSRQ38 International Brazilian Opera Company IBOC Composers Institute www.brazilianopera.com email@example.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 […]
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 […]
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: […]
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