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The Sorcerer

Gilbert & Sullivan: The Sorcerer

The Classical Shop
release date: February 2008

Originally recorded in 2008


Cast, Chorus and Orchestra of the Ohio Light Opera

Steven Byess

Record Label
Albany Records


Opera in English

Total Time - 105:05
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The Sorcerer




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The Sorcerer

  CD One  
1 Act 1: Overture 5:03
2 Act 1: Ring Forth, ye bells 1:44
3 Act 1: Constance, my daughter 4:39
4 Act 1: Come, tell me 0:44
5 Act 1: The air is charged 4:26
6 Act 1: Good day, Reverend Sir 2:35
7 Act 1: Sir Marmaduke 4:27
8 Act 1: With heart and voice 4:20
9 Act 1: My child 0:53
10 Act 1: With heart and voice 0:55
11 Act 1: Welcome joy 3:55
12 Act 1: All is prepared 2:19
13 Act 1: At last we are alone 2:13
14 Act 1: Love feeds 2:48
15 Act 1: Oh, Alexis 3:50
16 Act 1: My name 2:16
17 Act 1: I have sent for you 2:37
18 Act 1: Sprites of earth 4:56
  CD Two  

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1 Act 1: Now to the banquet 7:33
2 Act 2: Tis twelve, I think 6:27
3 Act 2: Dear friends 4:34
4 Act 2: How joyful 1:34
5 Act 2: Thou has the power 2:31
6 Act 2: It is singular 3:49
7 Act 2: I rejoice that it's decided 3:02
8 Act 2: Oh, I have wroght 5:15
9 Act 2: Alexis, doubt me not 2:24
10 Act 2: Oh, my voice is sad 2:54
11 Act 2: Oh, joyous boon 3:14
12 Act 2: Prepare for sad surprises 2:09
13 Act 2: Or he or I must die 4:59
 Steven Byess
Gilbert and Sullivan: The Sorcerer

Eager to capitalise on the success of Trial by Jury in 1875, the impresario Richard d’Oyly Carte organised the Comedy Opera Company Ltd and commissioned Gilbert and Sullivan to write a comic operetta. Drawing upon various sources, Gilbert fashioned a plot dealing with the effects of a love potion on an English village. Though Gilbert finished his libretto by April 1877, Sullivan, despondent over the death of his brother Fred, finished the score barely in time for the mid-November premiere at London’s Opera Comique. The Sorcerer, satirising both Victorian customs and theatrical devices, was a success and ran for 175 performances; this was to lead to the next collaboration, H.M.S. Pinafore. Albany is proud to present another wonderfully sparkling performance by the renowned Ohio Light Opera Company, the first complete CD recording, incorporating Gilbert’s hilarious spoken dialogue. Those who have come to know and love the acclaimed series by this group are in for an absolute treat!

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