presented by Simon Butteriss
Episode 1 - Founders of British comic opera
Episode 2 - Pioneers of Modern Musical
Episode 4 - Their biggest success - 'The Mikado'
The BBC made a podcast for Surrey Day this year. The programme was broadcast on BBC Radio Surrey on 13th May and again on Monday 29th May. It is all about the waterways of Surrey, which may not be of interest, BUT there is a whole segment interviewing the new owner of D 'Oyly Carte Island at Weybridge - built by Richard D'Oyly Carte.
If you want to skip all the interesting waterways bits, the D'Oyly Carte segment starts just before the 47 minute mark.
The RAGSPT staged the complete cycle of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas in chronological order in Dunedin, New Zealand, between 2002 and 2012. They have made their videos freely available - this link is to Princess Ida on YouTube.