Coffee Morning Talk
Professor Anthony Ogus
About the show
We are delighted to announce a new event as part of our Coffee morning series of talk on Wednesday 11 October Professor Anthony Ogus is a retired academic lawyer will share his love of music by presenting on of his talks for members. Anthony, a fellow member of the Friends, is Emeritus Professor at the Universities of Manchester and Rotterdam. He was awarded the CBE in 2002 and in 2008 was elected a Fellow of the British Academy. In 2013 he published a book on opera-going – Travels with my Opera Glasses – and he now 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. He was knowledgeable and perceptive about music and the late Victorian operatic scene. In his sometimes devastating reviews, he was very witty, often outrageously so. Anthony Ogus will introduce a selection of these.