Who was the lyricist and who was the composer for the Gilbert and Sullivan operettas? July 23, 2020 by Pamela Landy W. S. Gilbert wrote the lyrics and Arthur Sullivan wrote the Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. Related Answers Where were the following situation comedies set? Where did Elvis Presley make his TV debut? What was the name of director John L. Sullivan’s (Joel McCrea’s) “serious” film that he wanted to research in Sullivan’s Travels (1941)? Who was Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier? What was the name of the Italian mouse on “The Ed Sullivan Show” (CBS, 1948-71)? Which composer premiered a symphony in an American department store?