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 […]
Florencia en el Amazonas and The Seventh Seal Join us for a conversation and performance of selections from Daniel Catán’s opera alongside music by João MacDowell. NOVEMBER 28, 2023 7 to 8:30 pm ETAMERICAS SOCIETY 680 Park Avenue New York Overview On November 28, the Americas Society will host this free event in person. Please register […]
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 […]
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.
GUARDA DO EMBAÚ, SANTA CATARINA – Music lovers are in for a treat as talented pianist Sam Machado releases a stunning new video featuring selections from João MacDowell’s “Preludes and Fugues”. This unique performance was recorded live at Instituto Casa Nobre on March 25th, 2023, and showcases Machado’s exceptional skills in interpreting complex and polyharmonic […]
Opera of Hope or Opera of the Oppressed is a practice with strategies to produce operatic events that engage the community, serve as a secular ritual of transformation, and help reframe historical conflicts of oppression. This practice derives from the educational philosophy expressed in the books: “Pedagogy of the Oppressed” and “Pedagogy of Hope” by Paulo Freire.
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 […]
Academia Claude Brendel Brasilia In partnership with the International Brazilian Opera Company (IBOC) and our local affiliate, Sétimo Selo Produções Artisticas, the Alliance Française de Brasilia welcomes, from July 3 to 15, 2022, the Academia Claude Brendel. For the third consecutive year since its creation in 2019, this festival focuses on training composers, conductors, and […]
The International Brazilian Opera (IBOC) is currently accepting applications from composers for a new opera project. “Race” chronicles the journey of Dolphus Stroud, blazing a path for black athletes and scholars from Colorado Springs to Boston.
Opera Composition Workshop – Fall 2021 IBOC Institute presents three operatic works developed under the guidance of Artistic Director João MacDowell and Vocal Director Roberta Prada, by the composers: Nathaniel Corthell (USA), SiHyum Uhm (South Korea), and Tyler Zwink (USA). Nathaniel Corthell.Tomorrow from the operaToday’s Tomorrow(work in progress) Baritone: Muir InglissPiano: Tomomi Sato SiHyum Uhm […]