“And for knowledge if any one burns…”

—John Wellington Wells
The Sorcerer

Archives & More

The internet provides a wealth of resources for those interested in learning more about Gilbert and Sullivan and their operettas!

Two excellent resources include The Gilbert and Sullivan Archive, and Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia.

The Gilbert & Sullivan Archive

The Gilbert and Sullivan Archive describes itself as a website “devoted to the operas and other works of W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan … The Archive … includes a variety of Gilbert and Sullivan related items, including clip art, librettos, plot summaries, pictures of the original Gilbert and Sullivan stars, song scores, midi and mpeg audio files, and newsletter articles.”  It further describes itself as the ”‘home’ site for all Gilbert and Sullivan related activities on the Internet,” and states that “links from the Archive lead to many other Gilbert and Sullivan sites, and to other opera and arts related Internet sites.”

Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia

Wikipedia is the multilingual, internet based, free-content encyclopedia project, written collaboratively primarily by anonymous volunteers who contribute to the on-line encyclopedia freely.  Among the thousands of articles in Wikipedia are articles about Gilbert and Sullivan, as well as articles about each of their operettas.

Operetta Resource Links

The links for each operetta, at both The Gilbert and Sullivan Archive and on Wikipedia, are included below:

Trial by Jury The Gilbert & Sullivan Archive Wikipedia
The Sorcerer The Gilbert & Sullivan Archive Wikipedia
H.M.S. Pinafore The Gilbert & Sullivan Archive Wikipedia
The Pirates of Penzance The Gilbert & Sullivan Archive Wikipedia
Patience The Gilbert & Sullivan Archive Wikipedia
Iolanthe The Gilbert & Sullivan Archive Wikipedia
Princess Ida The Gilbert & Sullivan Archive Wikipedia
The Mikado The Gilbert & Sullivan Archive Wikipedia
Ruddigore The Gilbert & Sullivan Archive Wikipedia
The Yeomen of the Guard The Gilbert & Sullivan Archive Wikipedia
The Gondoliers The Gilbert & Sullivan Archive Wikipedia
Utopia, Limited The Gilbert & Sullivan Archive Wikipedia
The Grand Duke The Gilbert & Sullivan Archive Wikipedia
Wikipedia

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—Tessa and Gianetta
The Gondoliers