Isis and the Seven Scorpions

Isis and the Seven Scorpions

"Light from inside us can carry the darkness away..."

Commissioned by the COC for the school tour in 2006, Isis and the Seven Scorpions was written specifically for elementary school-age audiences.  Set in the midst of an Egyptian sandstorm, the opera follows the adventures of Professor Hornsby and his students.  When Professor Hornsby is stung by a poisonous scorpion, his students must find the cure hidden in ancient hieroglyphics in the Lost Temple of Isis.

Our production of Isis and the Seven Scorpions performed 32 times in 28 days, travelled throughout Ontario and reached audience of almost 10,000 people.  As part of a special opera residency in Sudbury and Timmins, I joined part of the tour, leading workshops for both high school students and educators at the Northern Ontario Regional Arts Conference.

Music Director: Timothy Cheung
Cast: Lindsay Barrett, Jon-Paul Decosse, Christopher Enns, Jacqueline Woodley
Set & Costume Designer: Brent Krysa
Stage Manager: Mike Lewandowski


The Sudbury Star
The Timmins Daily Press

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Photography by Karen Reeves and the COC