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BRAM GOLDSMITH THEATER
THE WALLIS PRESENTS
THE SING FOR HOPE PRODUCTION OF

THE LAST SORCERER (LE DERNIER SORCIER)

Music

A WORLD PREMIERE 
155 YEARS IN THE MAKING

Mar 03

7:30 PM
”When I want to do something, I do it in spite of water, fire, society, the whole world.”  - Pauline García Viardot​ (1821-1910)

After vanishing from the public eye for 150 years, the original 1867 manuscript of Pauline García Viardot’s Le Dernier Sorcier (The Last Sorcier) was acquired by Harvard Library, which gave The Wallis’ Artist-in-Residence Camille Zamora permission to transcribe, publish, record, and perform the work, with her English-language narration punctuating the sung performance story-book-style. Sing for Hope’s world premiere production at The Wallis features an all-star cast with Babatunde Akinboboye in the title role, Monica Yunus as the bold young Stella, Camille Zamora as the majestic Reine, Adriana Zabala as the dashing Prince Lelio, Karim Sulayman as Perlimpinpin, Anastasia Malliaras as Verveine, and Los Angeles Children's Chorus' Chamber Singers (Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, Artistic Director) in the central role of the magical woodland Fairies. With musical direction by Lucy Tucker YatesThe Last Sorcerer will feature a surprise celebrity narrator, and will delight audiences of all ages!

FEATURING

Baritone Babatunde Akinboboye
(“Superb” - TIME Magazine) in the title role of the last sorcerer, Krakamiche

Soprano Monica Yunus (2022/23 Wallis Artist-in-Residence)
(“Glorious interpretive gifts” - Daily Camera) as the sorcerer’s beloved daughter Stella
 
Soprano Camille Zamora (2022/23 Wallis Artist-in-Residence)
(“Luminous, transcendently lyrical” - Opera News) in the majestic role of La Reine 

Mezzo-Soprano Adriana Zabala 
(“A delight… alive to each possible nuance” - Opera News) in the trouser role of the lovelorn Prince Lelio

Tenor Karim Sulayman
(2019 GRAMMY® Award for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album) as the comic valet Perlimpinpin

Soprano Anastasia Malliaras
(“Beautifully floated, gossamer-edged” - Opera Chaser) as the impish fairy Verveine
 
Los Angeles Children’s Chorus’ Chamber Singers
(2022 GRAMMY® Award for Best Choral Performance) with Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, Artistic Director, as the Chorus of Fairies

Collaborative Pianist and Music Director Lucy Tucker Yates 
(“Extremely inventive” - Seattle Times

 




​​​​​​​Learn more at www.thelastsorcerer.org


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