Isis and Osiris, Gods of Egypt with music by award-winning composer Peter-Anthony Togni and libretto by Toronto poet Sharon Singer will have its first workshop presentation to an invited audience in May. This will be a rare opportunity for opera experts, Egyptologists, and supporters to weigh in on the work. This workshop, a brilliant idea by director Guillermo Silva-Marin, will pave the way toward the world premiere in 2016.
"The work is serious and promising." --John Beckwith
"It's very relevant...It's good to be reminded that this struggle (peace/destructiveness) has always been with us.. All these emotions portrayed in the opera--love, need for security, the need for leaders, the need for power, treachery--are aspects of human nature." --Marvyne Jenoff
"You have brought in so many archetypal themes...the power of the feminine, to bring back to life the man is so current..." --Austin Repath
"What a wonderful evening. I love the opera, especially your rich and delicious libretto. Bravo!" -- Fran Smookler
"The outstanding moment for me was Isis' prayer when the music blended with and enhanced the soft flow of the language. It was truly moving.--Helen Burford
"How much my husband Luis and I enjoyed the workshop production of Isis and Osiris -- opera on a theme both timely and timeless. We were thrilled with the beauty of the music, lyrics, and singing, and found the discussion afterwards fascinating. It was a new and wonderful experience for us both."
-- Pollyanna Blanco
"That was a special evening for Isis and Osiris. I think it's an extraordinary project, and Sharon's vision of the operatic story of love and rebirth is amazing." -- Holly Briesmaster
"Congratulations! All good wishes for the opera--I'm so in awe of your ability to put on such an event. Awesome!." --Carol Malyon
"Fraser and I really enjoyed your fund raising evening. Here's a donation to help fund more of Isis and Osiris."--Jennifer Code
Our BIRTHDAY PARTY CONCERT FUNDRAISER FOR ISIS AND OSIRIS was a sold-out event,and marks our extremely successful fundraising efforts. Watch for video clips and photos from this event to be posted shortly.
For more details, see the EVENTS Page
Well-known CBC broadcaster, performer and award-winning composer Peter-Anthony Togni has joined the creative team of Isis and Osiris to write the score for the opera.