Mercer University Opera presents “The Last Sorcerer”
The Last Sorcerer is an operetta from 1867 composed by opera star and composer Pauline Viardot, recently rediscovered and made available for performance. Deep in the forest, fairies play tricks on the old sorcerer in his decaying palace in an effort to dislodge him from their woodland home. The opera incorporates magic, love, and comedy in a story with elements that hark back to Shakespeare’s comedies and familiar fairy tales. The music is brilliant and lovely, the characters and plot are colorful, and the show is a delight for audiences of all ages.