Twice GRAMMY®-Nominated Seraphic Fire performs opera

February 11, 2013

Mike Burgess
Communications Manager, Seraphic Fire
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TWICE GRAMMY®-NOMINATED SERAPHIC FIRE PERFORMS OPERA
For the first time in over 5 years, Miami’s premier vocal group lends voices to operatic repertoire

MIAMI, FL – For the first time in South Florida history, opera will be performed by a local, Grammy-nominated ensemble. Seraphic Fire, backed by the virtuosic Firebird Chamber Orchestra, will perform Henry Purcell’s masterpiece Dido and Aeneas February 22- 24 for a limited, three-concert run.

This heart wrenching love story glistens with timeless artistry and features some of the repertoire’s most beloved arias — Ah, Belinda and When I am laid in earth. Performed by Seraphic Fire in 2007, the Miami Herald declared the performance to be “simply magnificent.” Now, after five years, two GRAMMY nominations, global distribution and representation deals, history will be made as Seraphic Fire returns to this operatic mainstay for the opera event of the season.

About Seraphic Fire
Entering its second decade, Seraphic Fire is widely regarded as one of the most important vocal ensembles in the United States. Led by Founder and Artistic Director Patrick Dupré Quigley, Seraphic Fire brings the best ensemble singers from around the country to perform repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant to newly commissioned works. This past year, the ensemble’s recordings Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem and A Seraphic Fire Christmas were nominated for two 2012 GRAMMY awards. Seraphic Fire was the only choir in North or South America to be nominated, and the only classical ensemble in the world to be nominated for two separate projects.

In January, 2013, Seraphic Fire signed a three-year partnership deal with Naxos of America to distribute Seraphic Fire Media. Seraphic Fire is represented worldwide by Columbia Artists Management, Inc.

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Who:
Seraphic Fire and the Firebird Chamber Orchestra

What:
Seraphic Fire and the Firebird Chamber Orchestra perform Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. Tickets are $55 and are available at SeraphicFire.org or by phone at 305-285-9060.

When and Where:

Friday, February 22, 7:30pm
All Saints Episcopal Church
333 Tarpon Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Saturday, February 23, 8:00pm
First United Methodist Church
536 Coral Way, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Sunday, February 24, 3:30pm
St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church
100 N.E. Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33432

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Dido and Aeneas is made possible through a generous gift by The Clinton Family Fund, Bruce and Martha Clinton.

Made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the support of the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council, the support of Funding Arts Network, Funding Arts Broward, as well as with the support of the City of Coral Gables. Seraphic Fire is the Ensemble in Residence at First United Methodist Church of Coral Gables.

Funding for this project is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.
Performances in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties Sponsored By:
Brickell Bank The Clinton Family Fund Brodsky Fotiu-Wojtowicz Broward County Florida Cultural Division Coral Gables The City Beautiful Coral Gables Community Foundation The Dunspaugh-Dalton Foundation Enterprise Holdings Foundation Funding ARTS Broward! Funding ARTS Network First Miami Jose Luis Pere | Compass Key Biscayne Community Foundation Knight Foundation Miami Beach Miami-Dade County Miami-Dade County Public Schools Miami Salon National Endowment for the Arts NCCO Norfolk Southern Someone & Somebody South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center Southern Land Films Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs The Children's Trust Tropical Chevrolet Williamson Automotive WLRN
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