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The Sorcerer

Performed with the Big Sing

Her Majesty's Theatre

21 May 2023

Since 2017, Big Sing McLaren Vale has provided a platform for choristers to sing the best loved classical choral works alongside an orchestra and professional soloists.

This year, Big Sing joins State Opera South Australia for the G&S Fest, presenting a choral performance of The Sorcerer involving over 100 singers on stage, local and community choirs as well as individuals sharing the love for this lesser-known G&S piece.

The Sorcerer is Gilbert and Sullivan at their best, a madcap piece brim full of tongue-twisting patter, elegant madrigals and charming choruses.

Magical mix-ups and mayhem ensue when young Alexis hires a sorcerer to spike the tea at his engagement party with a powerful love potion. The entire company falls in love with the first person they see, regardless of age or status. Every possible mishap occurs, and the sorcerer must race against the clock to reverse the magic before wedding bells ring for the wrong lovers.

Will they succeed? Come find out – and have a great Big Sing on the way.


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “The cast and orchestra shine, while the chorus surprises and charms."

Glam Adelaide

"State Opera South Australia have done it again - The Sorcerer is a hit!"

Stage Whispers

John Longmuir
Jessica Dean
John Wellington Wells
Aidan Hodder
Sir Marmaduke Pointdextre
Jeremy Tatchell
Lady Sangazure
Cherie Boogaart
Dr Daly
Joshua Hillary
Alexandra Scott
Mrs Partlett
Meran Bow
Greg John
  • Duration 2 hours (including interval)
  • Suitability PG
  • Accessible Venue Yes