EMBRACE THE DIFFERENCE
The International Brazilian Opera Company (IBOC) is a New York-based non-profit (501c3) organization with a mission to support the creation of a new operatic repertoire that combines ideas from Brazilian and international artists while providing an educational structure for emerging talent.
Diversity is embedded in our DNA.
The three pillars of our mission:
Creation of a new repertoire that is relevant to our time for a diverse audience.
Trans-cultural collaboration, supporting voices from underrepresented demographics.
Professional development and education for early and mid-career artists.
We believe that opera is the art-form of the future. It can be an intermedia event that encompasses cutting-edge technology in the service of a ritual of human connection. It unites all art forms, providing an experience that has no parallel. We understand opera as a community-building effort.
IBOC was co-founded in 2013 by a group of professionals of LatinX, Immigrant, African American, and Jewish Origins. We formed the company because of a need for diversity in the operatic repertoire and our immigrant artist's community needed a door and a platform to leverage the vast skills they've amassed. We believe that developing storytelling and business skills through the tools of opera, our support of artists will help communities bond through ritual.