26 May 2012: First outing for The Opera Group & The World Famous new show Fire

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On Saturday 26th May Fire, the newly commissioned piece by acclaimed composer David Bruce, had a successful first showing at Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival.

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Fire is a spirited meditation on humankind’s enduring fascination with fire. It is based on a collage of texts, including works from celebrated poet Vikram Seth and the 6th century Jewish poet Yannai.
Mandy Dike has designed a fiery installation to accompany an ensemble of horns and a community chorus for the performance.

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Fire Summer Tour:

Bishops Sq, Spitalfields, London on Saturday 23rd June at 9pm
This is a free event – no ticket required
www.spitalfieldsfestival.org.uk

Southbank Centre Square, London on Saturday 14th July at 10.30pm
This is a free event – no ticket required
www.southbankcentre.co.uk

The Opera Group are proud to present Fire which is a part of New Music 20×12, a UK-wide commissioning programme initiated by Jillian Barker and David Cohen, and delivered by PRS for Music Foundation in partnership with the BBC, LOCOG, Sound and Music and NMC Recordings. It is presented in association with Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival.

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Photographs courtesy of Mandy Dike, David Bruce & Adrian Harris Photography