* My Special interest is more than 100
Gilbert & Sullivan productions performed by the very best professional and amateur performers from all over the world
Amongst other items you will find multiple productions of all 14 of Gilbert and Sullivans operettas including:
1 of Thespis
7 of Trial By Jury,
4 of The Sorcerer,
12 of HMS Pinafore
10 of Pirates Of Penzance,
6 of Patience,
8 of Iolanthe,
6 of Princess Ida,
15 of The Mikado,
5 of Ruddigore,
12 of The Yeoman Of The Guard,
8 of The Gondoliers.
2 of The Grand Duke,
2 of Utopia Limited
Most productions are filmed and are available for purchase and information at www.gsfestivals.org
* Also- Dozens of other rare classic movies that have been lost and never made into DVDs
The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, where it all began, are of course the highest level of traditional high quality performance. Sadly, in their long tenure they only recorded 3 full productions. The Mikado(1966) and (1973) HMS Pinafore are in my collection but the Patience has been lost by the BBC and has never been available to this time. There are clips from their productions in movies like The Story of Gilbert & Sullivan.
Gilbert & Sullivan For All is a group made up of D'Oyly Carte people, including Thomas Round, Donald Adams and Valerie Mastterson who recorded highlights from 8 of the operettas. These were originally for educational purposes but it gives us a glimpse of the incredible talent and standards of the era.
The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company is a group some of the best professionals doing G&S in the UK that primarily come together for the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival held in Buxton every year (19 years) .
The Stratford Festival is an award winning Canadian group that has produced 6 G&S operettas that have been recorded and are available.
is an excellent establshed company from "Down under" that often includes G&S in their repertoire.
The International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival held annually in Buxton, England is 2 to 3 week celebration of G&S
operettas, concerts, seminars and interviews. It is a gathering of the the best professional and amateur groups and experts from all over the world. The amateur operetta productions are competitive and adjudicated. Most productions are filmed and are available for purchase and information at www.gsfestivals.org
Also a corresponding festival has taken place in Gettysburg Pennsylvania for the USA.