Seeding New Operas – Online Recital 2023

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Over the last term, four new composers successfully completed the first stage in the opera composition workshop under mentorship by IBOC’s Artistic Director João MacDowell. The requirements for the work include: 1 – Pitching an idea for a work that can be engaging and meaningful to a contemporary opera company. 2 – Developing a dramatic […]

Panel: Opera as a Driver of Economic Growth

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Peter Gelb, Maria Manetti Shrem General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera House; Flavia Furtado, Executive Director of the Amazonas Opera Festival at Teatro Amazonas; and Andrea Puente-Catán, Director of Development at Ballet Hispánico (and the widow and legacy caregiver of Mexican opera composer Daniel Catán), and Tony Shivers, Director of Government Affairs at Opera America will come together to discuss the positive impacts of opera in their respective cities.

Composition Immersion in Brazil

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The International Brazilian Opera Institute offers a contemporary opera composition course workshop in partnership with the Cultural Institute Casa Nobre at Guarda do Embaú, Santa Catarina.  Enjoy an immersive course with access to state-of-the-art grand pianos while waking up to the ocean’s sound and the whales’ songs. A life-changing experience in one of the most […]

INAUGURAL KIMERA FESTIVAL – HYPERLOCAL AND OMNICULTURAL

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A place for grassroots community music and storytelling, showcasing our neighborhood and curated with a global vision in partnership with the W.111th Street-based non-profits, W.111th Street Block Association, and the International Brazilian Opera Company. One Saturday a month from July to October on Amsterdam Avenue at W.111th Street, Kimera Festival embraces NYC Open Streets and is free and outdoors. Mark your calendars for July 15, August 19, September 23, and October 28. 

NY Times mentions Luxuny and IBOC

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The International Brazilian Opera Company (IBOC) has been making waves in the world of opera, and its recent mention in The New York Times article about the Luxuny Atelier and its operatic performances has only served to highlight its excellence. The IBOC was founded in 2013 by the Brazilian composer and conductor João MacDowell with […]

Março 2023 – João MacDowell: Masterclasse de Composição – Popular e Erudita

Posted Posted in Back music, Brazilian Jazz, Brazilian Opera, Brazilian Symphonic Music, Carnegie Hall, chorus, Concert, contemporary opera, dance, Indigenous music, New Music, New Songs, Party, Performance Art, Song, Songwriters

Masterclasse de Composição – Popular e EruditaComposition Masterclass – Popular and Erudite João MacDowell Piano: Sam Machado 2023 – Casa Nobre – Guarda do Embau – Santa Catarina 20 a 24 de marçoMarch 20th to 24th 25 de marçø Sábado/Saturday: Concerto de Sam Machado: Premiere de uma seleção do livro de Prelúdios e Fugas de […]

Ópera do Oprimido

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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.

Davinia & Friends at the Laurie Beechman Theater: December 8

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For Immediate Release: November 28, 2022 Contact: christina@brazilianopera.com   New York City, NY – Davinia Pace hosts her first cabaret show, “A Night with Davinia and Friends.” The star singer-actress is writing, directing, and producing this one-night-only event on Thursday, December 8, at the historic Laurie Beechman Theatre. Doors open at 9 pm. (web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/11188432) It […]

Interview: Marcello Dantas, visual curator for OSESP

Posted Posted in Brazilian Symphonic Music, Carnegie Hall, chorus, Concert, New Music, Performance Art, visual arts

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 […]

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 […]