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Cover of The Gilbert and Sullivan Lexicon, 3rd Edition

New and used copies of the Third Edition of The Gilbert & Sullivan Lexicon are available from

New copies are also available for purchase from:
Karl Zinn

Stay tuned ... soon the famous G&S Lexicon will be coming online to GSOpera, courtesy of Harry Benford and Ralph MacPhail, Jr. We are working together to make it searchable, commentable, linkable, and altogether usable.

Any suggestions? Comments welcome! (Log in to comment)

Benford Online Lexicon Cover

Harry Benford has joined forces with Editor Ralph MacPhail, Jr. and GSOpera to get his heavily-thumbed book online. Click on Lexicon to discover all you ever wanted to know!

In time we will continue to enhance the Lexicon with added features, including the ability for readers to offer suggestions back to the new editor as well as to propose new...

We are looking (urgently) for a Robin/Ruthven and a Richard Dauntless for our next show Ruddigore.

We are Marton Operatic Society, an amateur Gilbert & Sullivan group based in the Fylde Coast area of Lancashire. We rehearse in Blackpool and perform our annual G&S show at Lowther Pavilion in Lytham St Annes. Our show will be from Tuesday 6 to Saturday 10 November, five evening...

You can now log in with your email address (that you used to register). No more need to remember your Username!

Andy Griffith died 3 July 2012. Most obituaries note that his career began when he auditioned for The Gondoliers in college. See his UNC obituary here with links to his 3 G&S roles in college--with pictures!

The Productions menu has a D'Oyly Carte menu tab that indexes each of the original 13 D'Oyly Carte productions. (Thespis was prior to D'Oyly Carte.) Talent pages have been prepared for each of the original principals, and the Talent pages have been linked to the Production pages to create "cast" lists.

You can now see the entire cast list...