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 […]

IBOC 2017 in retrospect

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LAST YEAR WAS WONDERFUL AND CHALLENGING. THANK YOU!   LET’S MAKE 2018 EVEN BETTER!     MARCH 2017: Plastic Flowers a chamber opera by João MacDowell. Featuring Abby Powell as Penelope, directed by Jonathan Arak, visual direction by Athena Azevedo, projection art by Cila MacDowell.       APRIL 2017: Plasma Resonance an electronic opera by Cila […]

Plastic Flowers – NY – March 12 & 13th, 2017

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First time staged in New York! Tkts: Sunday: March 12th Monday: March 13th At: The Slipper Room NYC 167 Orchard St, New York, New York 10002 Start time: 8pm Run time: one hour plus intermission There will be an artist talk following the show.     The International Brazilian Opera, as proud partners of #HeForShe#ArtsWeekNYC, will […]