Coffee Morning Talk
Professor Anthony Ogus on George Bernard Shaw as opera critic
We are delighted to announce a new event as part of our series of Coffee Morning Talks. We welcome Professor Anthony Ogus, a retired academic lawyer, who will share with us his love of music. Anthony, a Friend himself, is Emeritus Professor at the Universities of Manchester and Rotterdam. He was awarded the CBE in 2002 and was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2008. In 2013 he published a book on opera-going – Travels with my Opera Glasses – and he writes a monthly article in the Opera Now magazine.
The title of the talk is George Bernard Shaw as opera critic. In the late 19th century, Bernard Shaw was a prominent music critic, knowledgeable and perceptive about music and the late Victorian operatic scene. His sometimes devastating reviews were invariably witty, often outrageously so. Anthony Ogus will introduce a selection of them.
11 October 2017
6 The Square Piano Lounge