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 […]

Design Talks: The Seventh Seal – an opera

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The Seventh Seal – An Opera When Art Becomes Reality Exploring Themes of Creativity, Production, Archetypes, Reflection and Catalyst The power of the imagination shapes reality. There is a dialogue between art and reality where one influences the other. When Ingmar Bergman wrote The Seventh Seal his characters where set in the era of the […]

Oct 4: Classical Music and Brazilian Jam Session!

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The International Brazilian Opera Company presents selections from classical strings and piano repertoire. A reception with a jam session featuring the IBOC Band and friends will follow the concert, with drinks  generously sponsored by “Novo Fogo.” Saint John’s-in-the-Village Church 218 W 11th St. New York, New York 10014 October 4th, 2019. 8:00pm – 11:30pm Admission: […]

NY Times, Graphis and Brasilia! Celebrating IBOC Visual Arts.

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Bengt Gomér, just received a rave review in The New York Times for directing Bluebeard and Erwartung with the New York Philharmonic, by “the fearful” Anthony Tommasini: “Every aspect of the program was impressive” Bengt Gomér has been a long time IBOC collaborator and the dramaturge for The Seventh Seal, an opera by João MacDowell, […]

João MacDowell in three continents

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IBOC resident composer and Artistic Director João MacDowell is having a great month. In New York: September 21 2019 João MacDowell will be featured as the closing act for the Burle Marx Concert series. This is a rare opportunity to hear the composer performing solo, in an intimate setting. The program will showcase songs that […]


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The International Brazilian Opera Company Presents an Evening of Music Celebrating Brazilian Independence Day at historic St. John’s Church in the Village. The International Brazilian Opera Company (IBOC) will present an evening of music highlighting the diversity of the Brazilian musical experience on the evening of September 7, 2019, at the historic St. John’s Church in […]