Operas in development under IBOC

from idea to page

from page to stage

New Music Program:

João MacDowell:

The Seventh Seal

adapted from the script by Ingmar Bergman.
dramaturg: Bengt Gomér
2 Acts – 2h 30min
Language: Swedish or English.
The full concert version premiered in 2018 in Sweden and Brazil.
Cast (7): coloratura sop, lyric sop, dramatic sop, mezzo (or baritone), lyric tenor, dramatic tenor, bass-baritone
Orchestra: 3fl, 2ob, 2cl, 2 bs, 2 hr, 2tp, 3tb, timp, 3 perc, strings. Plus Chorus.
Chamber version: piano, violin, cello, viola, horn, trumpet, percussion.

Cries and Whispers 

inspired by Ingmar Bergman’s film
2 Acts: 1h15min
Language: English and Portuguese
Cast (3): coloratura sop, lyric sop, mezzo.
Chamber arrangement: piano, cello and percussion
Orchestral version: strings and percussion
More info:

The Twitter Trilogy

(Three Very Short Operas)

3 operas: under 2 minutes
1 – LIFE: 20 sec.
2 – DEATH: 40 sec
3 – HOPE: 30sec
Language: English
Cast (4) Soprano, Mezzo, Tenor, Baritone.
Orchestration: 2fl, 2ob, 2cl, 2bs, 2 hr, 2 tp, 2tb, timp, strings.

Plastic Flowers

Monodrama in 2 Acts – 1h 20min.
For solo mezzo
Languages: English, Portuguese and Spanish (Italian in development)
Orchestration: 2fl, 2ob, 2cl, 2bs, 2 hr, 2 tp, 3tb, timp, 1 perc, strings, plus soundscapes playback
Chamber versions:
– Piano and electronics
– Electronics and cello
– Piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, timpani, percussion, string quintet, plus soundscapes playback.

Projection art and soundscapes available for licensing and new productions.



(The Ant-Eater – a Brazilian opera)

3 Acts: 2h40min
Languages: Portuguese and English
Cast (5): sop, mezzo, 2 tenors, baritone.
Orchestra: 2fl, 1ob, 1cl, 1bs, 2hr, 2tp, 2tb, tba timp, 3 perc, strings. Plus Chorus.
Chamber version: Piano, cello and percussion.

By Luigi Porto:

Anita di Laguna

* More info coming Soon
SMALL (14 people on stage) String Quartet Piano+Keyboard Clarinet/Bass Clarinet Trumpet Horn Percussions+Live Electronics Chorus (4) (1 first soprano) Singer
MEDIUM (20 people on stage) Strinq quartet Double bass Piano Clarinet / bass clarinet Trumpet Horn Percussions Live electronics Chorus (6) (1 first soprano) Singer Conductor
FULL (30-31 people on stage) Flute/bass flute Oboe Clar/bass clar Bassoon French horn Trumpet Trombone Tuba Percussions Timpani Piano Harp 2 Ist violins 2 IInd violins 2 violas 2 cellos 1 double bass Anita Menotti Chorus (6) Live electronics Conductor
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