The Gilbert and Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island

Founded: 
1954
Active status: 
Producing opera
Company Type: 
Community
About Us: 

Founded in 1954, the Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island is one of the nation's oldest organizations devoted primarily to the promotion and performance of the works of Gilbert & Sullivan. Our performers are all volunteers, coming from every walk of life. While very different in many ways, they all have one thing in common: a passion for bringing these classic comic operas to generations of Long Island audiences. As a traveling company, we have performed all over Long Island — from Brooklyn to Montauk, from Glen Cove to Long Beach — and beyond. As our prices are quite reasonable, we are an excellent fund-raising tool for any organization.

History: 

2004 marked the final year of an ambitious undertaking known as The Savoy Project; or, Gilbert & Sullivan from A to Z. Over a 13-year period, we performed the entire series of Gilbert & Sullivan operas. This project resulted in the Long Island premieres of Princess Ida, The Grand Duke, The Yeomen of the Guard and Utopia, Limited. We concluded in the 2004 season, our 50th, with the all-time G&S favorite, The Mikado.

Address: 
Hicksville, NY
United States