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Susan Jackson as Rose Maybud in Ruddigore.  Copyright David Stone.

Susan Jackson as Rose Maybud in Ruddigore.

Gilbert and Sullivan, the theatrical partnership of the librettist W. S. Gilbert (1836–1911) and the composer Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900). The two men collaborated on fourteen comic operas between 1871 and 1896, of which H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado are among the best known.

Librettist W. Gilbert and composer Arthur Sullivan Their operettas have enjoyed enduring popularity all over the world.

Gilbert and Sullivan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Detail from a Punch cartoon, showing Sullivan and Gilbert.

Gilbert and Sullivan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1880 theatrical poster for an American production of the comic opera in two acts "The Pirates of Penzance", with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W.

Rutland Barrington and Courtice Pounds as Giuseppe and Marco in The Gondoliers - The Gondoliers (1889) takes place partly in Venice and partly in a kingdom ruled by a pair of gondoliers who attempt to remodel the monarchy in a spirit of "republican equality."

Rutland Barrington as Giuseppe and Courtice Pounds as Marco in the original 1889 production of "The Gondoliers" at the Savoy Theater.

"Portrait of the Present Stage of the Gilbert and Sullivan Difference."  Copyright Stephen Turnbull 2010.

"Portrait of the Present Stage of the Gilbert and Sullivan Difference.

The Mikado - Koko.  He's got it on his list , and his list is on a little Apple brand tablet. Clever.

The Mikado - Koko. He's got it on his list , and his list is on a little Apple brand tablet.

1921 cartoon of Gilbert and Sullivan audiences

Gilbert and Sullivan - an Introduction to Everybody Who's Somebody

Singer Simon Butteriss sings the song "Major General" from the Gilbert And Sullivan comedy opera "The Pirates of Penzance."

Singer Simon Butteriss sings the song "Major General" from the Gilbert And Sullivan comedy opera "The Pirates of Penzance.

150th Birth Anniversary of Sir Arthur Sullivan (composer), Gilbert and Sullivan Operas 28p Stamp (1992) The Mikado

British Stamp 1992 - Birth Anniversary of Sir Arthur Sullivan (composer), Gilbert and Sullivan Operas Stamp The Mikado

Baby Got Back - Gilbert and Sullivan Style  http://www.sepiachord.com/index/?p=6727

"Baby Got Back" in the style of Gilbert & Sullivan (courtesy of "Pirates of Penzance" scenes).

Early poster showing scenes from The Sorcereress of Sullivian, H.M.S. Pinafore and Trial by Jury

An early poster showing scenes from The Sorcerer, Pinafore, and Trial by Jury

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