Date(s) - 10/23/2016
Location & All Show Dates
Ventura County Gilbert & Sullivan Repertory Company
Contact Info for Location
Website: Ventura County Gilbert & Sullivan Repertory Company
Phone Number: (805) 491-6103
Email Address: [email protected]
The Sorcerer is a two-act comic opera by W. S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan. It was the British duo’s third operatic collaboration. The plot of The Sorcerer is based on a Christmas story, An Elixir of Love, that Gilbert wrote for The Graphic magazine in 1876. A young man, Alexis, is obsessed with idea of love leveling all ranks and social distinctions. To promote his beliefs, he invites the proprietor of J. W. Wells & Co., Family Sorcerers, to brew a love potion. This causes everyone in the village to fall in love with the first person they see and results in the pairing of comically mismatched couples. In the end, Wells must sacrifice his life to break the spell.