Multimedia Collection

The Sorcerer

113 min
M1500 .S95 S6 2002 DVD

Opera. Music by Arthur Sullivan. Libretto, W.S. Gilbert.

The villagers of Ploverleigh are celebrating the betrothal of Alexis, son of Sir Marmaduke Pointdextre, to Aline, daughter of Lady Sangazure, who just happens to be Sir Marmaduke's old flame. Alexis determines that the whole village should be as happily in love as he is, regardless of artificial barriers like rank, wealth and age. He arranges for the professional sorcerer Mr. Wells, "a dealer in magic and spells," to administer his love potion to all the villagers at the engagement tea. The plan succeeds uproariously! Featuring the London Symphony Orchestra and the Ambrosian Opera Chorus and starring Clive Revill, Alexander Oliver, Nan Christie, David Kernan and Donald Adams.

Performers: Nan Christie, Janis Kelly, sopranos; Nuala Willis, contralto; Alexander Oliver, tenor; Clive Revill, David Kernan, Donald Adams, baritones; supporting soloists.

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