ISIS AND OSIRIS, Gods of Egypt

Vendredi, Avril 1, 2016
Titre de l'événement: ISIS AND OSIRIS, Gods of Egypt


  • Région: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front Street East, Toronto, ON
  • Temps: 8:00pm
  • Prix: 73 / $52
  • Genre: Œuvres vocales mises en scène
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ISIS AND OSIRIS - Gods of Egypt encompasses quintessential themes for the lyric stage: Love, redemption, betrayal and the perverse allure of power. Isis and Osiris are Queen and King, brother and sister, husband and wife, facing the envy of their brother Seth and the birth of evil within humanity. The first known operatic attempt to bring life to this mythic tale, composer Peter-Anthony Togni and librettist Sharon Singer have created a full scale work that balances the intimacy of lovers with the grandeur of court life in this ancient realm.

A Juno and ECMA nominated artist, composer Peter-Anthony Togni makes his first foray into the world of opera with ISIS AND OSIRIS. This full scale work, set to a libretto by the highly esteemed poet Sharon Singer, will incorporate his famed genius for choral writing, this time combined with solo voices and an eclectic instrumental ensemble all conducted by Robert Cooper at the service of an epic struggle for the fate of mankind in the Egypt of pre-history.

Newfoundland tenor Michael Barrett will be Osiris in the World Premiere of the Togni/Singer opera ISIS AND OSIRIS at the St Lawrence Centre on April 1 & 3, 2016. As previously announced Isis will be sung by Lucia Cesaroni, who makes her Italian debut later this year at the Spoleto Festival as Susanna in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO conducted by James Conlon. The treacherous brother Seth will be baritone Michael Nyby, heard recently with Edmonton Opera as Danilo in THE MERRY WIDOW. His sister and wife, Nepthys, will be mezzo-soprano Julie Nesrallah, known to CBC fans as the host of Radio 2’s Tempo. Rounding out the all-Canadian cast are soprano Leigh–Ann Allen as Sennefer, Stuart Graham as Khamet, the Grand Vizier and Christopher Wattam as Imhotep, the High Priest. Music Director and Conductor Robert Cooper the Founding Director of the VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert Chorus as well as Artistic Director of Chorus Niagara in St. Catharines and Toronto’s Orpheus Choir.