May 7, 2022
- U.S. Premiere of "The Magic Sorcerer", Fairytale Opera in two acts by Pauline Viardot with an English adaptation by Kathleen Kelly
- Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
- Location: Hainline Theatre
- Description: Western Illinois University's School of Music Opera Theatre (WIUOT) will present the U.S. premiere of the opera "The Magic Sorcerer" at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday May 6-7 in Hainline Theatre.
Originally titled "Le Dernier Sorcier," WIU Opera Theatre presents a new English adaptation of this French opera by Pauline Viardot created especially for WIU Opera Theatre by Kathleen Kelly.
A chamber opera in two acts composed for piano, solo voices and chorus, “The Magic Sorcerer” (1867) tells the story of Krakamiche, a once powerful sorcerer whose presence in the great forest has annoyed the fairies and spirits, the forest's rightful inhabitants, and disturbed the harmony of the land. Through the combined efforts of the spirits, fairies and their queen, the sorcerer's daughter and her prince, and his resigned servant, Krakamiche ultimately rediscovers his humanity and learns key truths about humility, love and peaceful coexistence with the natural world.
Come and enjoy this enchanting music and magical show with your family! (appropriate for ages 6+).
Krakamiche, an old sorcerer: Joshua Pitt
Stella, his daughter: Emma Bachman/ Mariah Walker
Prince Lelio: Amaris Olivia-VanDeWalle/ Eden Beier
Queen of the Forest: Catherine Sulla/ Kamryn Meeks
Perlimpinpin, Krakamiche's servant: Guilbert Aclibon
Verbena, a fairy: Raquel Sara Rawlins/ Heather Hartvigsen
Elderberry, a fairy: Mackenzie Glasmann
Chorus, fairies and spirits of the forest: Natalie Nanninga, Raquel Rawlins, Heather Hartvigsen, Julia Graham, Mackenzie Glasmann, Anah Chamberlain
Brenda Iglesias, artistic director
Joanne Chang, pianist, and co-musical director
Sean Foster, chorus master
Dietrich Gossmeyer, stage manager
Tickets are $10 for the public and WIU students and Music Faculty are free with a valid identification. To purchase a ticket, visit the Hainline Theater Box Office or call (309) 298-2900.
More information about this event and about WIU Opera Theatre is available at facebook.com/WIUOpera/.
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- Contact Information:
Brenda Iglesias Zarco
- Source: Public Events