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We have returned to our former location at the Fritz-Haber-Villa for this lecture and for future lectures!!

Fritz-Haber-Villa, Faradayweg 8 (side entrance Hittorfstrasse)

In the EGM on 25th September 2017 our members approved the change of our name to

The Arts Society Berlin e.V.


This reflects the changes recently introduced by NADFAS, which is the organisation through which we find our speakers, and which is now called the Arts Society. See  Further information will follow.



Next lecture on 


Monday, 27 November 2017

Peter Medhurst – Parody and Satire in the

Operas of Gilbert & Sullivan


The operas of Gilbert & Sullivan are rich in contemporary satire and witty personal allusions and this lecture recital shows how each of the 14 operas - on which the partners collaborated - drew inspiration from the world in which they lived. As a result, celebrities, politicians, social mores, manners, artistic taste, the class system – even Queen Victoria’s red drawing room at Windsor Castle – are poked fun at.  Peter Medhurst will present a programme of songs and arias which he will self accompany on the piano.  






Peter appears in the UK and abroad as a musician and scholar, giving recitals and delivering illustrated lectures on music and the arts. He studied singing and early keyboard instruments at the Royal College of Music and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.




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