536 Coral Way
Coral Gables, Fl 33134
Performing at Seraphic Fire-First United Methodist Church (Feb 23 - Feb 23)
Love. Passion. Treachery! Seraphic Fire and the Firebird Chamber Orchestra bring to life one of the greatest love stories in history. England’s first operatic masterpiece, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas continues to delight audiences across the globe. At the center of this celebrated opera is the hauntingly beautiful aria “When I am Laid in Earth,” which has been sung by celebrated singers like Jessye Norman, Maria Callas, and Dame Joan Sutherland. Lauded for centuries, Dido and Aeneas returns to South Florida in Seraphic Fire’s celebrated staging of this passionate score.
Founded in 2002 by Artistic Director Patrick Dupré Quigley, professional chamber choir Seraphic Fire has garnered critical acclaim both locally and nationally. In an exciting crossover collaboration in 2004, Seraphic Fire was invited to record with international pop-star Shakira on a track for her album Oral Fixation II, which ultimately went Platinum. Seraphic Fire has released four CD recordings to date and will release a fifth next year to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610. In September of 2007, The John S. & James L. Knight Foundation awarded a grant to Seraphic Fire for the formation of a new chamber orchestra. For more information on Seraphic Fire’s Chamber Choir and the Firebird Chamber Orchestra, please call 305-285-9060 or visit www.seraphicfire.org.