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'''Celestina Warbeck''' (b. [[1910s|1917]]) was a popular singer known as the "''The Singing Sorceress''". She is often featured on the [[Wizarding Wireless Network]], at the show [[Witching Hour]].<ref name="CoS">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''</ref>
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{{Quote|And now, a live performance direct from Diagon Alley, featuring that musical marvel, that delectable diva, the spectacular Singing Sorceress herself: Celestina Warbeck!|A [[Wizarding Wireless Network]] broadcaster announcing one of Celestina Warbeck's performances.|The Wizarding World of Harry Potter}}
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'''Celestina Warbeck''' (b. [[18 August]],<ref name="Pottermore" /> [[1910s|1917]]<ref name="FWC" />) was a popular singer known as "''The Singing Sorceress''". She is often featured on the [[Wizarding Wireless Network]], at the show [[Witching Hour]].<ref name="CoS">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''</ref>
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===Early life===
 
===Early life===
Little is known about Warbeck's early life. She probably completed her magical studies before becoming a singer.
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Celestina Warbeck was born on [[18 August]],<ref name="Pottermore" /> [[1910s|1917]]<ref name="FWC" /> in [[Wales]] to a [[Wizardkind|wizard]] father and a [[Muggle]] mother<ref name="Pottermore" />. Her father, a minor functionary in the [[Muggle Liaison Office]], met her mother, a failed actress, when the latter was attacked by a [[Lethifold]] disguised as a stage curtain<ref name="Pottermore" />.
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Celestina's musical talent was apparent even at an early age; disappointed to learn that there was no such thing as a wizarding stage school, [[Celestina Warbeck's mother|Mrs Warbeck]] reluctantly let her daughter go to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] (which she attended from [[1920s|1928]] to [[1930s|1936]] in [[Gryffindor]]), but frequently bombarded the school with letters to form a theatre club, choir and dancing class to showcase her daughter's innumerable talents<ref name="Pottermore" />.
   
 
===Career as a singer===
 
===Career as a singer===
After becoming a singer, Warbeck became well-known in wizarding [[Great Britain]], getting involved in important causes frequently. She protested against the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]]'s decision to restrict [[Halloween]] celebrations,<ref name="DPN">''[[Daily Prophet Newsletters]]''</ref> and recorded a version of the [[Puddlemere United]] [[Quidditch]] team's anthem, ''[[Beat Back Those Bludgers, Boys, and Chuck That Quaffle Here]]'', to raise funds for [[St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries]].<ref name="QTtA">''[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)]]''</ref> She also featured heavily on shows at the [[Wizarding Wireless Network]], one being the ''[[Witching Hour]]'', hosted by [[Glenda Chittock]].<ref name="CoS" />
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Warbeck became justly famous as a singer; three devoted fans were involved in a three-broom pile-up over [[Liverpool]] on the last night of her '[[Flighty Aphrodite]]' tour<ref name="Pottermore" />. Her tickets often go on sale in the black market for vastly inflated prices (one reason why [[Molly Weasley]], who listened to her songs every [[Christmas]]<ref name="HBP16">{{HBP}} - Chapter 16 (''A Very Frosty Christmas'')</ref>, could never see her favourite singer live).<ref name="Pottermore" />
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Warbeck became romantically involved with one of her [[Celestina Warbeck's first husband|backing dancers]] early in her career. They married, but ended up divorcing after only a year. Some time later, she married her [[Celestina Warbeck's second husband|manager]], and they had a [[Celestina Warbeck's son|son]] together. However, after ten years of marriage, Warbeck left him in order to marry [[Irving Warble]], a music composer.<ref name="Pottermore" />
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Warbeck often lent her considerable name and talents to good cause, such as protesting against the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]]'s decision to restrict [[Hallowe'en]] celebrations<ref name="DPN">''[[Daily Prophet Newsletters]]''</ref><ref name="Pottermore" /> and raising funds for [[St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries]] with a recording of ''[[Beat Back Those Bludgers, Boys, and Chuck That Quaffle Here]]'', the anthem of the [[Puddlemere United]] [[Quidditch]] team.<ref name="QTtA">''[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)]]''</ref><ref name="Pottermore" />
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She also featured heavily on shows at the [[Wizarding Wireless Network]], one such being the ''[[Witching Hour]]'' hosted by [[Glenda Chittock]]<ref name="CoS" />. Most of Warbeck's fans were older people who enjoyed her grandstand style and powerful voice<ref name="Pottermore" />
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In [[Between 1998 and 2017|2003]] she allowed a [[Muggle]] [[dog]]-walker who accidentally took a [[Portkey]] to one of her concerts to join her on the stage for a duet of ''[[A Cauldron Full of Hot, Strong Love]]''; while the [[Memory Charm]] cast on him by a harassed [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry]] official appeared at first to have erased his memory of the incident, he since has written a popular song that greatly resembles Warbeck's hit, something she was not amused about.<ref name="PM">''[[Pottermore]]'' - [http://www.pottermore.com/en/book4/chapter6/moment1/portkey New from J.K. Rowling: "Portkeys"]</ref>
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== Magical abilities and skills ==
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*[[Care of Magical Creatures]]: In her free time, Celestina enjoyed breeding Crups.
   
====Popularity====
 
Celestina is [[Molly Weasley]]'s favourite singer. During [[Christmas]], the [[Weasley family]] and their guests listened to a Christmas broadcast at the [[Wizarding Wireless Network|WWN]], in which the musician sang tunes such as ''[[A Cauldron Full of Hot, Strong Love]]'' and ''[[You Charmed the Heart Right Out of Me]]''.<ref name="HBP">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''</ref> Despite Mrs. Weasley's enthusiasm, none of the other people at [[The Burrow]] seemed to pay much attention to the songs, except for [[Fleur Delacour]], who despised them, as she was mimicing the lyrics and saying how horrible it was.<ref name="HBP" />
 
   
 
===Known songs===
 
===Known songs===
*''[[A Cauldron Full of Hot, Strong Love]]''<ref name="HBP" />
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[[File:CelestinaWarbeckAndTheBanshees.png|right|thumb|175px|A Celestina Warbeck performance at [[Diagon Alley]].]]
*''[[You Charmed the Heart Right Out of Me]]''<ref name="HBP" />
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*''[[A Cauldron Full of Hot, Strong Love]]''<ref name="HBP16" />
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*''[[You Charmed the Heart Right Out of Me]]''<ref name="HBP16" />
 
*''[[Beat Back Those Bludgers, Boys, and Chuck That Quaffle Here]]''<ref name="QTtA" />
 
*''[[Beat Back Those Bludgers, Boys, and Chuck That Quaffle Here]]''<ref name="QTtA" />
*''[[You Stole My Cauldron but You Can't Have my Heart]]'' (album)<ref name="DPN" />
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*''[[You Stole My Cauldron But You Can't Have My Heart]]'' (album & title track)<ref name="DPN" />
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*Madam Warbeck usually performs with a chourus of [[banshee]]s.<ref name="DPN" />
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[[File:Celestina Warbeck poster.png|thumb|right|250px|A poster for a Celestina Warbeck show.]]
*Celestina's latest album was entitled ''[[You Stole My Cauldron but You Can't Have my Heart]]''. The promotional tour included a show in Liverpool; fans desperate to arrive at this concert were involved in a three-broom crash.<ref name="DPN" />
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*Madam Warbeck usually performs with a chorus of [[banshee]]s.<ref name="DPN" />
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*Celestina's latest album was entitled ''[[You Stole My Cauldron But You Can't Have My Heart]]''. The promotional tour included a show in [[Liverpool]]; fans desperate to arrive at this concert were involved in a three-broom crash.<ref name="DPN" /><ref name="Pottermore" />
 
*Warbeck scheduled concerts in [[Exmoor Quidditch Stadium|Exmoor]], sponsored by [[The Sorcerer's Saucepot]]. Tickets were on sale for five [[Wizarding currency|Galleons]] each, and fans had to book their [[Portkey]]s early.<ref name="JKRS">''[[J.K.Rowling Official Site|J.K. Rowling's Official Site]]''</ref>
 
*Warbeck scheduled concerts in [[Exmoor Quidditch Stadium|Exmoor]], sponsored by [[The Sorcerer's Saucepot]]. Tickets were on sale for five [[Wizarding currency|Galleons]] each, and fans had to book their [[Portkey]]s early.<ref name="JKRS">''[[J.K.Rowling Official Site|J.K. Rowling's Official Site]]''</ref>
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*A Celestina Warbeck concert is featured at [[Carkitt Market]], in ''[[The Wizarding World of Harry Potter]]''. She sings her never-before-heard songs. The lyrics also contain never-before-revealed information about Celestina's wand, written by [[J. K. Rowling]].<ref name="UO">"''[http://blog.universalorlando.com/whats-new/entertainment-interactive-experiences-wizarding-world-harry-potter-diagon-alley-revealed/ Entertainment and Interactive Experiences in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley Revealed]''" at [http://blog.universalorlando.com/ Universal Orlando Close-Up]</ref>
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*In ''The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley'', the character of Celestina Warbeck is played by [[Shaullanda Lacombe]].
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*Warbeck is Rowling's favourite off-stage character; the author imagined her to look and act like [[wikipedia:Shirley Bassey|Shirley Bassey]].<ref name="Pottermore" /> Rowling took the name "Celestina" from a friend with whom she had worked at Amnesty International in London many years, stating that the name was simply begging to be attached to a glamorous witch.<ref name="Pottermore" />
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*On Pottermore, new information about Celestina was revealed on 18th August 2014, Celestina's 97th birthday.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
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*''[[Daily Prophet Newsletters]]''
 
*''[[Daily Prophet Newsletters]]''
 
*''[[J.K. Rowling's Official Site]]''
 
*''[[J.K. Rowling's Official Site]]''
*''[[Pottermore]]'' {{comment|(in a note by J.K. Rowling about Platform Nine and Three-Quarters)}}
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*''[[The Wizarding World of Harry Potter]]'' {{1st}}
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*''[[Pottermore]]''
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
 
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Latest revision as of 21:35, December 16, 2014

Celestina Warbeck Wizarding World
Celestina Warbeck
Biographical information
Born

18 August,[1] 1917[2]
Wales[1]

Blood status

Half-blood[1]

Marital status

Married[1]

Also known as

The Singing Sorceress

Title(s)

Madam

Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Female

Hair colour

Black[2]

Skin colour

Brown[2]

Family information
Family members
Magical characteristics
Wand

Larch and phoenix feather, 10½ inches long, flexible[1]

Affiliation
Occupation

Singer

House

Gryffindor[1]

Loyalty
"And now, a live performance direct from Diagon Alley, featuring that musical marvel, that delectable diva, the spectacular Singing Sorceress herself: Celestina Warbeck!"
—A Wizarding Wireless Network broadcaster announcing one of Celestina Warbeck's performances.[src]

Celestina Warbeck (b. 18 August,[1] 1917[2]) was a popular singer known as "The Singing Sorceress". She is often featured on the Wizarding Wireless Network, at the show Witching Hour.[3]

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Celestina Warbeck was born on 18 August,[1] 1917[2] in Wales to a wizard father and a Muggle mother[1]. Her father, a minor functionary in the Muggle Liaison Office, met her mother, a failed actress, when the latter was attacked by a Lethifold disguised as a stage curtain[1].

Celestina's musical talent was apparent even at an early age; disappointed to learn that there was no such thing as a wizarding stage school, Mrs Warbeck reluctantly let her daughter go to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (which she attended from 1928 to 1936 in Gryffindor), but frequently bombarded the school with letters to form a theatre club, choir and dancing class to showcase her daughter's innumerable talents[1].

Career as a singerEdit

Warbeck became justly famous as a singer; three devoted fans were involved in a three-broom pile-up over Liverpool on the last night of her 'Flighty Aphrodite' tour[1]. Her tickets often go on sale in the black market for vastly inflated prices (one reason why Molly Weasley, who listened to her songs every Christmas[4], could never see her favourite singer live).[1]

Warbeck became romantically involved with one of her backing dancers early in her career. They married, but ended up divorcing after only a year. Some time later, she married her manager, and they had a son together. However, after ten years of marriage, Warbeck left him in order to marry Irving Warble, a music composer.[1]

Warbeck often lent her considerable name and talents to good cause, such as protesting against the Ministry of Magic's decision to restrict Hallowe'en celebrations[5][1] and raising funds for St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries with a recording of Beat Back Those Bludgers, Boys, and Chuck That Quaffle Here, the anthem of the Puddlemere United Quidditch team.[6][1]

She also featured heavily on shows at the Wizarding Wireless Network, one such being the Witching Hour hosted by Glenda Chittock[3]. Most of Warbeck's fans were older people who enjoyed her grandstand style and powerful voice[1]

In 2003 she allowed a Muggle dog-walker who accidentally took a Portkey to one of her concerts to join her on the stage for a duet of A Cauldron Full of Hot, Strong Love; while the Memory Charm cast on him by a harassed Ministry official appeared at first to have erased his memory of the incident, he since has written a popular song that greatly resembles Warbeck's hit, something she was not amused about.[7]


Magical abilities and skills Edit


Known songsEdit

CelestinaWarbeckAndTheBanshees

A Celestina Warbeck performance at Diagon Alley.

EtymologyEdit

Celestina possibly comes from the word celestial, meaning "pertaining to the sky or visible heaven." Warbeck may come from warbler, which is a singing bird.

Behind the scenesEdit

Celestina Warbeck poster

A poster for a Celestina Warbeck show.

  • Madam Warbeck usually performs with a chorus of banshees.[5]
  • Celestina's latest album was entitled You Stole My Cauldron But You Can't Have My Heart. The promotional tour included a show in Liverpool; fans desperate to arrive at this concert were involved in a three-broom crash.[5][1]
  • Warbeck scheduled concerts in Exmoor, sponsored by The Sorcerer's Saucepot. Tickets were on sale for five Galleons each, and fans had to book their Portkeys early.[8]
  • A Celestina Warbeck concert is featured at Carkitt Market, in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. She sings her never-before-heard songs. The lyrics also contain never-before-revealed information about Celestina's wand, written by J. K. Rowling.[9]
  • In The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley, the character of Celestina Warbeck is played by Shaullanda Lacombe.
  • Warbeck is Rowling's favourite off-stage character; the author imagined her to look and act like Shirley Bassey.[1] Rowling took the name "Celestina" from a friend with whom she had worked at Amnesty International in London many years, stating that the name was simply begging to be attached to a glamorous witch.[1]
  • On Pottermore, new information about Celestina was revealed on 18th August 2014, Celestina's 97th birthday.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

 

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