ISIS AND OSIRIS, Gods of Egypt, a new Canadian opera, had its World Premiere April 1, 2016 at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts in Toronto.
Based on THE major myth of ancient Egypt, this opera is inspired by the first great love story in the canon. Isis and Osiris is the larger-than-life tale of sibling jealousy, lust for power, fratricide and the quest for immortality. The artistic vision of this opera makes ancient Egypt and its mysteries vividly come to life through the dramatic expression of this passionate story of the ancient gods, in an inspired text and music.
Toronto poet Sharon Singer is the original creator of this work which is imbued with her love for the majesty of ancient Egypt. Award-winning composer Peter-Anthony Togni was excited to write the music for Isis and Osiris. “It’s an incredible story. It’s a wonderful story in a world that has become so skeptical.”
"Your words move me. Thanks for your creation. It has been such fun bringing it to life!"
--Michael Barrett in title role of Osiris in the World Premiere
"Thank you for the beautiful words which you put in my mouth, the beautiful images you put in my mind and the moving experience you have put in my heart. It was a delight working with you!
--Amanda Jones, mezzo soprano, AGO production
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