Video Clips

To see videos for a particular company, production, opera, song, or performer, go to that entity's page.

Rapture, rapture
Sergeant Meryll - Paul Hudson
Dame Carruthers - Anne Collins
City of London Festival 1978 - Anthony Besch Production
Finale Act II
Second part of a short appearance by the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company on the BBC's Omnibus programme in 1982 just before they closed down. Its the last time the original company performed on the BBC. They perform the finale to H.M.S Pinafore. Principal performers include Meston Reid, John Ayldon,James Conroy-Ward and Patricia Leonard.
Finale Act II
An appearance by the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company on the BBC "Omnibus" programme in 1982, as the company was about to close down due to the rejection of its application for Arts Council funding.They discuss the imminent closure with Barry Norman and sing the finale to H.M.S Pinafore. The second clip has the rest of the finale.
Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society will open its 2012 production of Iolanthe on July 13 with performances continuing through July 28th. This is some video of rehearsals and set building. The music is a recording of the overture of our 1997 production of Iolanthe.
As some day it may happen
Never mind the why and wherefore
I am the very model of a modern Major-General
Tom Lehrer performing "The Elements" to the tune of "I am the very model of a modern Major General." The YouTube clip has been cleverly animated to show the elements joining their place on the table as they are sung.

Anna Russell lectures on how to write your own Gilbert & Sullivan opera. (This clip is part 1.)

Artistic Director Ralph MacPhail, Jr. previews the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Austin's 2012 Grand Summer Production of "Patience, or Bunthorne's Bride". 9 performances, June 7-17, 2012, at the Brentwood Christian School Performing Arts Center, 11908 N. Lamar. "Patience" is one of the most lyrical and laugh-filled of the Gilbert & Sullivan operas. It satirizes the "aesthetic craze" of the Victorian era with wit, charm, poetry, and a delightfully complicated love triangle. Beautiful music, memorable characters, and colorful costumes and sets will captivate all ages. Tickets can also be purchased online at or by calling 512.474.5664.