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

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