The Sorcerer

opera by Arthur Sullivan

The Sorcerer is an operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan. It is the third of their fourteen operettas. It opened in London at the Opera Comique on 17 November 1877. It ran for 178 performances. The play is about the effects of a love potion on the residents of an English village.

The Sorcerer
The Sorcerer poster with J. W. Wells (1884 revival).jpg
Poster for the 1884 revival
Written byW. S. Gilbert (words)
Arthur Sullivan (music)
CharactersJohn Wellington Wells
Date of premiere17 November 1877
Place of premiereOpera Comique
London, England
Original languageEnglish


  • Bradley, Ian. 2001. The Complete Annotated Gilbert and Sullivan. Oxford University Press. pp. 43-45.