The Brent Walker Sorcerer (1982)

Sir Marmaduke PointdextreDonald Adams
AlexisAlexander Oliver
Dr. DalyDavid Kernan
NotaryMark Lufton
John Wellington WellsClive Revill
Lady SangazureNuala Willis
AlineNan Christie
Mrs. PartletEnid Hartle
ConstanceJanis Kelly

Ambrosian Opera Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Alexander Faris
Camera Director: Dave Heather
Stage Director: Stephen Pimlott

OperaWorld SOR10V
Clive Revill as John Wellington Wells
OperaWorld SOR10V

This video was made as part of the 1981 Brent Walker series, which included Cox & Box and all the G&S operas except for the last two (Utopia, Limited and The Grand Duke).

Most commentators agree that the Walker Sorcerer is a strong production (Donald Adams and Clive Revill coming in for particular praise). It is the only professional Sorcerer that we have on video — a condition not likely to change in the foreseeable future.

Issue History
1982 Brent Walker Productions VHS PAL [unnumbered]  
1986 Woolworth VHS PAL S1004
1991 BraveWorld Video VHS PAL STV 2043
1994 Polygram Video VHS PAL 6320103
1996 Opera World VHS NTSC SOR10V
1999 Roadshow VHS PAL 102022 This is an Australia/New Zealand release. The same publisher also offers a four-video package that includes Cox and Box, Trial by Jury, The Sorcerer, and H.M.S. Pinafore.
2002 Acorn Media DVD AMP-5394 Available only in a 10-disc boxed set (cat. AMP-5483) including the entire Brent Walker series, excepting Trial and Cox and Box.