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"We are as world-known and as much an institution as Westminster Abbey."

When WS Gilbert wrote these words to Arthur Sullivan in 1888 he could not possibly have known that they would remain accurate in the twenty-first century. For over the course of a 25-year collaboration, WS Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan gave the world a series of musical masterpieces unrivalled by any composer before or since. Their joint works, including HMS Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, Iolanthe, The Mikado, The Yeomen of the Guard and The Gondoliers, have survived the passage of time to become the most beloved musical entertainments in the English-speaking world.

Gilbert's incisive wit remains as pertinent in the twenty-first century as it was to his contemporaries, and Sullivan's music retians all its charm, humour, pathos and majesty. No other British theatre makers, apart from Shakespeare, have made such an impact on the world's stage.

Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Victoria, the performing body of the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Victoria Inc, is a company dedicated to performing the works of the Savoy duo as well as their contemporaries and successors. Internationally acclaimed at the Gilbert and Sullivan Festival in Britain, and hailed as Victoria's finest light opera company, Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Victoria continues the traditional of presenting these dazzling works with all their original verve and energy in innovative and stylish productions.

"The foremost exponents of traditional Gilbert and Sullivan and Light Opera in Australa." John Slavin, The Age

"Oh Joy, oh rapture...Long may they reign!" - Gillian Humphries, International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival UK.

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Subscribe for all three shows in the one year and receive a 10% discount over single ticket prices.

Get the best seats well in advance of the general public and change your tickets if you need to for a more convenient performance.

Opening Nights include a free pre-opera talk. The talk for The Yeomen of the Guard will be by Martin Wright and Jamie Moffat.

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To book for individual operas, please follow the link to the relevant opera on the right.

You can book by phone on (03) 9905 1111 Mondays–Fridays 10.30–6.30pm or one hour before performance.