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  Radar Magazine. Interview to Ricky Terezi. Photo by Scott Robinson.     More info at: IBOC BrazilianOpera.com & BrazilianTheater.com Interview with João MacDowell – Composer and Artistic director of the International BrazilianOpera Company – IBOC. RADAR – I understand that you are launching the International Brazilian Theater Unit inside […]

Interview Radar Magazine





We will be presenting concerts recitals of The Seventh Seal opera – Act 1 this month! Rehearsals are going really well. We have an amazing cast and a fantastic support team. Please go to BrazilianOpera.com for more info. Tickets – Nov 10th Tickets – Nov 12th   Also check: www.7Sealtheopera.com Please […]

Getting Ready for The Seventh Seal






João on Red Carpet Congratulations to Athena Azevedo for photo prize from Graphis! Feeling honored.   Award Silver Photographer Athena Azevedo Client Self Initiated Category Portraits Country United States of America Title Joao on Red Carpet Equipment iPhone 6 Design Firm IF Studio ASSIGNMENT Document composer Joao MacDowell’s visit to […]

Photo prize to Athena Azevedo: Graphis International



  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEB.18TH, 2016 OPERA AUDITIONS – THE SEVENTH SEAL The International Brazilian Opera (IBOC) is pleased to announce the first round of auditions for “The Seventh Seal” – Act 1 Concert Preview. Concerts will be presented in Manhattan in the second week of November 2016. There may […]

The Seventh Seal: Auditions are open!


Unnoficial clip from Documentary by Lais Azevedo and Pedro Urano:   Sample from work in progress: feature documentary film directed by Lais de Azeredo and Pedro Urano. A film about the creative process of composer Joao MacDowell writing a sequence of operas in tribute to Ingmar Bergman. In this, you […]

A Ilha – Documentary – sneak peek




I am very happy to announce that Cries and Whispers, a new opera score developed by the International Brazilian Opera Company (IBOC), will be performed during Bergman Week in June of 2015. In the Island of Fårö, Sweden, the place where director Ingmar Bergman chose to  live and work. A section […]

Cries and Whispers at Bergman Week 2015


A New opera by João MacDowell The American-Scandinavian Foundation @ Scandinavia House 58 Park Avenue @ 38th Street New York, NY 10016 Thursday, March 26, 8 pm Pre concert talk: 7:30pm. Wine Reception after concert: Come celebrate! $20 ($15 ASF Members) At Box office. Or for concert reservations, call 212.847.9740 […]

Cries and Whispers – Concert Premiere!


  ópera Flores de Plástico de João MacDowell Récitas: Dias 22 e 29 de janeiro às 20h Sala Baden Powell – Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro Estréia brasileira!!! Clarice Prietto: Penélope, Maria Luisa Lundberg: piano,  Leo Brunno: DJ e Teclados Cila MacDowell: videocenografia Direção de movimento: Bayard Tonelli Projeto cenográfico: Sheyla de Castilho Escultura: Marina Vergara Teaser oficial – […]

Plastic Flowers in Rio, this January.




  In September 2014 iBoc produced a staged preview of the opera Plastic Flowers at the Vidigal community in Rio de Janeiro. We needed a piano for the performances. This is a documentary of the effort to bring the piano to the theater. A tribute to all the people who […]

Um Piano No Vidigal





  First news about “Cries and Whispers” (Viskningar och Rop) on Swedish Radio Culture News: Kulturnytt. Looking forward to this partnership with director Håkan Lindhé.  Read the interview: Kulturnytt.     Featuring Maestro Néviton Barros, singers Shana Grossman, Alexandra Filipe and Brooke Larimer. Instrumentalists: YinJia Lin, Uka Gameiro,Rachel Scarpati, Julia Kost and Luigi Porto.  

Cries and Whispers on Swedish Radio Culture News: Kulturnytt.