Gilbert & Sullivan, the librettist and composer of the Savoy Operas (so called after the Savoy Theatre in London that was specially built for their works to be performed in) wrote thirteen operas together. Coventry Savoy has regularly performed twelve of them during its existence. The Society's first production was "The Sorcerer" In 1928, this was an appropriate choice, because it was the first full-length opera written by Gilbert and Sullivan. Below is a history of performances from that first production up to today. You will notice that there was a break of eight years between 1939 and 1949 with Iolanthe being the first production on its return. In 1988 it was our Diamond Jubillee which was celebrated with The Gondoliers.


History of Performances

Cox and Box: 1932 (Music : Arthur Sullivan, Libreto : F. C. Burnand)

Trial by Jury: 1932, 1956, 1962, 1970, 1990, 2011

The Sorcerer: 1928, 1939, 1978, 2017

HMS Pinafore: 1935, 1956, 1966, 1979, 1990, 2002, 2009, 2016

The Pirates of Penzance: 1933, 1950, 1962, 1970, 1982, 1992, 2013

Patience: 1940, 1953, 1965, 1974, 2010

Iolanthe: 1930, 1949, 1958, 1968, 1987, 1996, 1999, 2006, 2014

Princess Ida: 1959, 1971, 1986

The Mikado: 1931, 1937, 1955, 1960, 1969, 1977, 1984, 1993, 2003, 2012

Ruddigore: 1929, 1954, 1961, 1972, 1983, 1991, 2007, 2015

Yeomen of the Guard: 1936, 1951, 1957, 1967, 1975, 1985, 1994, 2001

The Gondoliers: 1938, 1952, 1964, 1973, 1980, 1988, 1995, 2008

Utopia Limited: 1963, 1989

Maid in Japan: 1998
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