Fans of the Harry Potter books got a gift over on Pottermore today in the form of a new song from and bio on Celestina Warbeck aka The Singing Sorceress.
Celestina and her songs have shown up throughout the book series and, in an exclusive interview with Today, J.K. Rowling reveals that Celestina is one of her favorite “off screen” characters:
Celestina Warbeck is one of my favourite ‘off-stage’ characters in the Harry Potter series, and has been part of the Potter world ever since its inception, making an early appearance in the short-lived ‘Daily Prophet’ series I produced for members of the equally short-lived fan club run by my British publisher, Bloomsbury. Although we never lay eyes on Celestina during the whole seven volumes of the Potter books, I always imagined her to resemble Shirley Bassey in both looks and style. I stole her first name from a friend with whom I worked, years ago, at Amnesty International’s Headquarters in London; ‘Celestina’ was simply begging to be scooped up and attached to a glamorous witch.
The song is called “You Stole My Cauldron But You Can’t Have My Heart” and, if you have a Pottermore log in, you can view the full video there.
You can also check out a portion of Celestina’s show at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter after the break.