Links & Resources


Deutsche Sullivan-Gesellschaft (German Sullivan Society)

Gilbert and Sullivan Society

Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Manchester

Gilbert and Sullivan Society, New York

W.S. Gilbert Society

British Music Society



Gilbert and Sullivan Archive
world’s biggest and most comprehensive online resource

Royal Academy of Music
collection of autograph manuscripts, music: Sullivan Archive/Arthur Jacobs Collection

Royal College of Music
collection of autograph manuscripts

British Library
large collection of autograph scores, letters, sheet music etc

Bodleian Library, Oxford
large collection of autograph scores

Pierpont Morgan Library, New York
the biggest single collection in the world of autograph scores, letters, sheet music etc

Yale University Beinecke Library
for Sullivan’s diaries

Harvard Theatre Collection

information about companies, productions, resources, talent, and production concepts to support the mounting of live productions of G&S operas

The Light Music Society

The Library of Light Orchestral Music is an international archive of light music, an essential resource for anybody interested in this genre of music. The library contains numerous orchestral arrangements from Sullivan’s operas – selections, dance arrangements, individual numbers – as well as songs, incidental music and a few sacred pieces including two items from The Light of the World.



Performing Organisations

International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival, Buxton

D’Oyly Carte Opera Company

the hire of G&S orchestral parts is now managed by Scottish Opera

Carl Rosa Opera Company

Opera della Luna

Charles Court Opera

English Music Festival

Grim’s Dyke Opera

Victorian Opera Northwest

Much Loved Productions
G&S concerts



Amateur performances

Gilbert & Sullivan Diary
Brief listings of forthcoming amateur performances of G&S and other related shows;  plus an index of historical performances of rarely performed operettas, musical comedies and light operas

Gilbert & Sullivan Diary



Online performances

GS Opera TV

GS Opera TV

Unheard Songs by Sir Arthur Sullivan

David Owen Norris and the Royal Northern College of Music


Recording Companies


Dutton Epoch


Priory Records


Capriol Films

Retrospect Opera
Records British operas of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.


Music Publishers
for Full Scores, Vocal Scores and Orchestral material

The Amber Ring

Contact the publisher via email

R. Clyde

James Newby Music

Reduced orchestration for the G&S operas

Contact the publisher via email


P J Music Works

Yamaha Music London (formerly Chappell of Bond Street)



for ephemera to suit every collector’s taste

Christopher Browne

Simon Moss

David Lovell 


Talks and Lectures

Gresham College Sullivan Song Day Conference

John Andrews interviewed by Katherine Cooper about The Light of the World and recording session video

Presto Classical interview

The Light of the World recording session video

The Light of the World performed in Karlsruhe April 2023

(5) The Light of the World | Arthur Sullivan | Gortner – YouTube