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 supports visionary artists to realize their better world.

International Brazilian Opera Company is a New York 501c3 registered non-profit.

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international brazilian opera company is a leader in developing underrepresented voices in opera.

We were founded in 2013 with the mission to develop new repertoire by combining the work of international and Brazilian artists while providing a platform for new artists to emerge.


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"Just as Sayão, Villa-Lobos and Szot left Brazil to advance their careers, especially in New York, so too did composer João MacDowell. He created the International Brazilian Opera Company in New York and is its artistic director."

- Fred Plotkin, WQXR, Operavore

"[venture for]...the small but feisty International Brazilian Opera Company"

- Isabelle,

"The Brazilian composer João MacDowell was more direct in his admiration for “The Seventh Seal”, adapting it into an opera that had its premiere at the [Bergman] festival in a concert version".

Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Times

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