New Music Program

The International Brazilian Opera Company has the mission of

creating new repertoire while providing an educational structure for new talent to emerge.

The New Music Program for Composers

is the centerpiece of our long-term strategy

for a culturally relevant legacy.

This company is build of people, discovering new forms to collaborate.

Please fill online application for 3-year NY Residency.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Placement is restricted by available slots and season programming needs.

Please fill in an application form and send us along with CV or resume:

Portfolio with samples of previous works, headshot, online video sample, website link, and press clipping.

you can ask questions:

Along with U$200 non-refundable application fee.

Venmo: @IBOC-BrazilianOpera (preferable)


Paypal to:


Career Development Program – Application

Project Submission – Application

Audition – Application

IBOC Artist: Follow up – Compliance form

Residencies in Brazil

IBOC Composers :

João MacDowell

IBOC Artistic Director and Resident Composer


Hugo Sanbone


Jane Wu

Hong Kong

Cândida Borges


Associated Composers

José Alberto Sanchez Ortiz


 Syrlane Moura de Albuquerque


Angelica George


Thiago Tiberio


Bill Heigen


Luigi Porto


Four stage strategy for the development of new repertoire:

1. Curate creative collaborations and creative feedback in the writing and development process of new repertoire.

2. Concert Performances of new works for revision and audio recordings.

3 . Staged production, including DVD recording.

4. Touring production

 Repertoire developed at IBOC:

João MacDowell:

• Tamanduá – opera in 3 acts (2h30min) – 5 soloists (SMTTB), Chorus (SSABT) – Full Orchestra and Chamber versions available

• Plastic Flowers (Flores de Penelope) –  opera in 2 acts (1h15min) – 1 Soloist (Mezzo) – Full Orchestra and Chamber versions available – Includes electronic soundscapes.

• Cries and Whispers – opera in 2 acts (1h10min) –  3 soloists (SSM) – Chamber version only.

• The Twitter Trilogy – 3 short operas (1min30sec) –  4 Soloists, Chorus (SATB) – Full Orchestra and electronic version available.

• The Seventh Seal – opera in 2 acts (2h30min) – 7 soloists (SSSMTTB) plus Chorus (SATB) – Full Orchestra and Chamber versions available. – WORK IN PROGRESS – Stage 2.

Luigi Porto

• Anita! – – WORK IN PROGRESS – Stage 2.

Thiago Tiberio

• Watuna – – WORK IN PROGRESS – Stage 2.

Bill Heigen

• Nights Cariocas – for a capella Chorus (SATB) – 3 movements – 7 min.

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